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We've tracked down and rounded up the week's biggest energy stories. 

Here are some of the articles we're currently reading. 

EIA: Industrial and Power Sectors Drive Projected Growth in Natural Gas Demand

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. natural gas consumption is projected to rise from 28 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2015 to 34 Tcf in 2040. The industrial and electric power sectors are expected to make up 49 percent and 34 percent of the growth.

Greentech Media: U.S. Deployed 18.3 MW of Energy Storage in Q1

GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA) found that the U.S. deployed 18.3 megawatts (MW) of energy storage in Q1 of 2016. Deployments are up 127 percent year-over-year, but down 84 percent from a record-setting fourth quarter in 2015. 

EIA/Utility Dive: Coal Generation Dropped 22% in March

In the latest Electric Power Monthly, the EIA found that U.S. coal generation declined about 22 percent from February to March and 33 percent year-over-year. In March, coal generation totaled 72.3 gigawatt hours (GWh), compared to 92.9 GWh in February and 108.5 GWh in March 2015. During that same time period, natural gas topped 103 GWh and solar added 4 GWh.

Utility Dive: New York Assembly Passes Aggressive Climate Change Bill

The New York General Assembly voted 96-43 to approve a bill that would require the state to eliminate economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2050. Specifically, the bill would require the state to cut GHG emissions 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2025, 50 percent by 2030, 80 percent by 2045 and 100 percent by 2050. 

Energy Live News: Clinton Proposes Expanded Renewables on Public Lands

In a recent op-ed published by Mercury News, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wrote, "While protecting sensitive areas where development poses too great a risk, we can accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy by increasing renewable energy generation on public lands and offshore waters tenfold within a decade.”

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Posted: June 03, 2016