OLD DOWN, NEW ENERGY UP IN U.S.
Electric Power Monthly
September 15, 2011 (Energy Information Administration)
"Net generation in the United States was down 2.2 percent from June 2010 to June 2011. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the average June temperature across the United States was 1.4 degrees F above the long-term average for June. However, June 2011 was cooler than June 2010. The Federal Reserve reported that industrial production was 3.4 percent higher than it had been in June 2010, the eighteenth consecutive month that industrial production was higher than it had been in the corresponding months of the previous year."
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"The rise in wind generation was the largest absolute 'fuel-specific' increase as it was up 2,839 thousand megawatthours, or 35.5 percent…Generation from conventional hydroelectric sources showed the second-largest absolute increase for the same time period…Generation from coal, nuclear, and natural-gas fired sources — typically, by far the three most dominant fuels — were all down in June 2011 from June 2010 levels. Coal-fired declines in Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia were the largest. Nuclear generation declines in Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Washington were the most substantial…"