Jan
02
2014

Lights out! U.S. electrical usage hits a 12-year low

Bright news: Due to a variety of new technological advances, electrical use in the U.S. has declined for the third straight year.
Bright news: Due to a variety of new technological advances, electrical use in the U.S. has declined for the third straight year.Courtesy Ramjar
So often, the headlines are filled with gloom and doom when reporting on energy usage, climate change and such matters. But here's some bright news.

U.S. electrical consumption has dropped down to the lowest levels since 2001. And that comes as we're using more electrical devices than ever. Here are the full details. It's the third-straight year U.S. electrical consumption has gone down.

Quickly summarizing, there are several factors for this significant drop in power use. Many major appliances have been re-engineered to be more efficient and use less electricity. Homes and buildings are better insulated and designed to keep air conditioning inside in the summer and cold out in the winter. More people are using compact fluorescent bulbs and LED lighting that consume much less electricity than incandescent bulbs.

And the trend looks to continue this year with another 1 percent drop in electrical juice consumption.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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melisamoeyer says:

The LED usage is of great importance as it saves electricity up to 80%. Beside this the LED lights are far better as compare to the old traditional lights, If USA do this thing why not other country persons use the LED lights in their home and Industry as recently it has been researched that LED lights are used for the indoor framing, that is growing food grain crop in the night time with saving everything.

posted on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:09am

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