Despite More Gadgets, Power Demand From U.S. Homes is Falling

Despite More Gadgets, Power Demand From U.S. Homes is Falling

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electric-power-meter-Paul-Anderson-morguefileAmerican homes are more cluttered than ever with devices, and they all need power. But something shocking is happening to demand for electricity in the age of the gadget: It’s not rising.

It may, in fact, be heading down: “Over the next decade, experts expect residential power use to fall, reversing a long upward trend.”

In part it’s because Edison’s light bulb is being replaced by more efficient types of lighting, and electric devices are getting much more efficient. But there are other factors.

(READ the article in the Austin Statesman)

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