Created in 1976, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the Nation’s premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government.
The EIA conducts an annual survey to gather and report detailed energy industry data, including energy consumption, alternative fuels and alternatively-fueled vehicles, greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel transportation rates and distribution patterns, electricity production from renewable energy sources, and foreign purchases and imports of uranium.
The administration holds an annual Energy Conference each year bringing together leaders from industry, government, and academia to discuss current and future challenges facing energy markets and policymakers.
More information is available at www.eia.gov.