The Energy Information Administration released a report October 10, revising earlier forecasts of a 3 percent increase in ethanol production in 2013 compared with 2011 levels; the agency now predicts a 6.6 percent decrease. The report, Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook, indicates that reduced corn output due to this year’s Midwest drought will cause next year’s reduced ethanol production. The study also predicted a 2.3 percent decrease in total 2012 renewable energy consumption, due in part to a decline in hydropower. According to the report, renewable energy use is expected to rebound 2.4 percent in 2013 as nonhydropower renewable output grows.