Onyx Power and Gas Consulting continues with its weekly series providing the Short-Term Energy Outlook as of September 10, 2019. This series of news articles should provide a complete insight on the current conditions of the energy…enjoy, check out archives and come back each week for additional information on how all sorts of energy sources impact our daily lives.
U.S. Economic Assumptions and Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Recent Economic Indicators.
- EIA used the August 2019 version of the IHS Markit macroeconomic model with EIA’s energy price forecasts as model inputs to develop the economic forecasts in STEO. Using the IHS Markit model, EIA forecasts real gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 2.3% in 2019 and by 2.3% in 2020, compared with 2.9% growth in 2018.
Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions.
- EIA forecasts that, after rising by 2.7% in 2018, U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will decline by 2.5% in 2019 and by 1.0% in 2020. In 2019, EIA forecasts that space cooling demand (as measured in cooling degree days) will be lower than in 2018, when it was 13% higher than the previous 10-year (2008–17) average. In addition, EIA expects U.S. CO2 emissions in 2019 to decline because the forecast share of electricity generated from natural gas and renewables is increasing while the forecast share generated from coal, which is a more carbon-intensive energy source, is decreasing.
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