Reasons Behind Reduced Energy Use in the U.S.
This report addresses the reasons behind the reduction in electrical energy use over the last several years in the U.S. Among their conclusions are the following" "Our various analyses suggest that energy efficiency has likely had a substantial impact on electricity use. Our analysis indicates that over the 1993-2012 period, changes in electricity use were most influenced by energy efficiency programs and policies, warmer weather, changes in gross domestic product (GDP), changes in electricity prices, and long-term trends. Over the more recent period of 2007-2012, savings from energy efficiency programs and policies and from warmer winter weather appear to be the most important contributors to declining electricity use."
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