Energy Information Administration [EIA] Law and Legal Definition
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the primary Federal Government authority on energy statistics and analysis within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA was established by the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977. 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 while collecting data conducts a comprehensive program that covers the full spectrum of energy sources, end uses, and energy flows. EIA generates short- and long-term domestic and international energy projections and performs informative energy analyses.
EIA’s data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. Government. EIA programs cover data on coal, petroleum, natural gas, electric, renewable and nuclear energy.