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Annual Energy Outlook 2017 with Projections to 2050

Annual Energy Outlook 2017 with Projections to 2050

Full Title: Annual Energy Outlook 2017 with Projections to 2050
Author(s): U.S. EIA
Publication Date: January 1, 2017
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Description (excerpt):

  • Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) are not predictions of what will happen, but rather modeled projections of what may happen given certain assumptions and methodologies.
  • The AEO is developed using the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), an integrated model that aims to capture various interactions of economic changes and energy supply, demand, and prices.
  • Energy market projections are subject to much uncertainty, as many of the events that shape energy markets and future developments in technologies, demographics, and resources cannot be foreseen with certainty.
  • More information about the assumptions used in developing these projections is available shortly after the release of each AEO.
  • The AEO is published pursuant to the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, which requires the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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