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Lucas W Davis
''Evidence of a decline in electricity use by U.S. households''
( 2017, Vol. 37 No.2 )
This paper shows that U.S. households use less electricity than they did five years ago. The decrease has been experienced broadly, in virtually all U.S. states and across all seasons of the year. This pattern stands in sharp contrast to steady increases throughout previous decades and has significant implications for household budgets, energy markets, and the environment. Several factors contribute to the decrease, but the rapid emergence of LEDs and other energy-efficient lighting has played a particularly important role.
Keywords: Energy Demand, Energy-Efficiency, LEDs, Rebound Effect, Household Services, Electricity Use
JEL: Q4 - Energy: General
D1 - Household Behavior: General
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Manuscript Received : May 08 2017 Manuscript Accepted : May 14 2017

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