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April 22, 2024

Increases in U.S. residential electricity bills in 2023 were outpaced by inflation

October 19, 2023

Average U.S. natural gas bills expected to decrease this winter

October 12, 2023

EIA expects most U.S. households will spend less on energy this winter

September 19, 2023

Changes in U.S. residential natural gas prices lag spot prices

August 7, 2023

Midwest homes, notably older homes, consume more natural gas than most other U.S. homes

May 31, 2023

U.S. residential electricity bills increased 5% in 2022, after adjusting for inflation

May 30, 2023

U.S. energy insecure households were billed more for energy than other households

May 4, 2023

U.S. households in warmer states consume less site energy than households in colder states

April 12, 2023

U.S. natural gas consumption reached multiyear lows this past January and February

April 3, 2023

U.S. energy consumption increases between 0% and 15% by 2050

March 23, 2023

The majority of U.S. households used natural gas in 2020

March 15, 2023

Residential retail electric choice participation rate has leveled off since 2019

March 9, 2023

Nearly 5% of U.S. households did not use space heating in 2020, especially in warm regions

February 9, 2023

U.S. residential heating oil prices decline from record-highs in November

December 22, 2022

During 2021, U.S. retail electricity prices rose at fastest rate since 2008

November 17, 2022

Residential heating oil prices start winter heating season higher than last year

November 16, 2022

Residential propane prices in October 2022 similar to prices in October 2021

November 15, 2022

U.S. natural gas disposition increased in 2021, driven by exports

October 25, 2022

Homes and buildings in the West and Northeast have the largest share of small-scale solar

October 20, 2022

Households primarily heating with heating oil or propane will likely pay more this winter

October 17, 2022

U.S. natural gas bills will increase in all regions this winter

October 13, 2022

EIA expects most U.S. households will spend more on energy this winter

October 4, 2022

Residential and commercial natural gas prices reach multiyear highs in 2022

August 29, 2022

2020 inflation-adjusted U.S. energy expenditures lowest since 2002

August 15, 2022

In 2020, most U.S. households prepared at least one hot meal a day at home

July 12, 2022

Over one-quarter of U.S. households use electricity as the only source of energy

May 31, 2022

Nearly 90% of U.S. households used air conditioning in 2020

May 3, 2022

More than half of U.S. homes used a streaming device with their TVs in 2020

April 18, 2022

Residential heating oil and propane prices end the winter season higher than last winter

April 11, 2022

In 2020, 27% of U.S. households had difficulty meeting their energy needs

April 7, 2022

U.S. residential electricity expenditures increased by $5 per month in 2021

March 31, 2022

Nearly half of U.S. households use LED bulbs for all or most of their indoor lighting

March 1, 2022

During 2021, U.S. retail electricity prices rose at fastest rate since 2008

November 5, 2021

Use of electricity in houses to grow more quickly in developing economies

November 2, 2021

U.S. consumption and production of natural gas decreased while exports grew in 2020

October 29, 2021

Residential propane prices start winter heating season at highest level since 2011

October 25, 2021

EIA forecasts U.S. winter natural gas bills will be 30% higher than last winter

October 13, 2021

EIA expects U.S. households to spend more on energy this winter

September 15, 2021

Hurricane Ida caused at least 1.2 million electricity customers to lose power

September 10, 2021

U.S. natural gas consumption to decline through 2022, led by the electric power sector

September 2, 2021

U.S. solar photovoltaic module shipments up 33% in 2020

August 6, 2021

Per capita U.S. residential electricity use was flat in 2020, but varied by state

July 6, 2021

U.S. fossil fuel consumption fell by 9% in 2020, the lowest level in nearly 30 years

May 25, 2021

EIA expects more electricity consumption this summer as economy recovers from pandemic

May 17, 2021

Despite more people staying at home, U.S. residential energy use fell 4% in 2020

May 7, 2021

Average Texas electricity prices were higher in February 2021 due to a severe winter storm

April 12, 2021

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 11% in 2020

April 6, 2021

U.S residential propane prices increased 30% during the winter heating season

April 5, 2021

U.S. energy consumption fell by a record 7% in 2020

April 2, 2021

U.S. residential heating oil prices averaged 16% lower than last winter but ended higher

March 12, 2021

Texas uses natural gas for electricity generation and home heating

March 10, 2021

U.S. natural gas consumption was lower in 2020 in all sectors except electric power

December 31, 2020

U.S. renewable energy consumption surpasses coal for the first time in over 130 years

December 29, 2020

EIA tracks retail prices for gasoline, diesel, and residential heating fuels weekly

December 15, 2020

Average monthly electricity bill for U.S. residential customers declined in 2019

November 2, 2020

EIA forecasts more residential natural gas consumption this winter than last

October 27, 2020

Residential heating oil prices this winter are 28% lower than last winter

October 26, 2020

Residential propane prices so far this winter are similar to last winter’s prices

October 19, 2020

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2019

October 1, 2020

EIA’s upcoming Residential Energy Consumption Survey will collect data from all 50 states

September 10, 2020

In 2018, U.S. energy expenditures increased for the second consecutive year

July 31, 2020

U.S. homes and businesses receive natural gas mostly from local distribution companies

May 28, 2020

U.S. renewable energy consumption surpasses coal for the first time in over 130 years

May 22, 2020

Daytime electricity demand in New York City most affected by COVID-19 mitigation actions

May 7, 2020

Daily electricity demand impacts from COVID-19 mitigation efforts differ by region

April 14, 2020

EIA tracks retail prices for gasoline, diesel, and residential heating fuels weekly

March 25, 2020

Lower compensation rates for residential solar PV generation could reduce overall adoption

March 13, 2020

EIA projects air-conditioning energy use to grow faster than any other use in buildings

November 12, 2019

EIA improves its propane and other hydrocarbon gas liquids data

November 1, 2019

Participation in electricity customer choice programs has remained unchanged since 2013

October 21, 2019

Global energy consumption driven by more electricity in residential, commercial buildings

September 4, 2019

North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming consume the most residential energy per capita

August 28, 2019

EIA updates its U.S. energy consumption by source and sector chart

July 30, 2019

Efficiency requirements for residential central AC and heat pumps to rise in 2023

May 1, 2019

One in four U.S. homes is all electric

April 11, 2019

One in ten U.S. households pays an energy bill indirectly as part of rent or condo fees

March 6, 2019

Record U.S. electricity generation in 2018 driven by record residential, commercial sales

February 26, 2019

Extreme cold in the Midwest led to high power demand and record natural gas demand

February 25, 2019

Regional variations in household lighting consumption driven by bulb choice and bulb count

February 13, 2019

Electricity intensity of U.S. homes and commercial buildings decreases in coming decades

December 18, 2018

EIA’s residential energy survey now includes estimates for more than 20 new end uses

November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have unique electricity demand patterns

November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving week: EIA data highlight how energy is used in the kitchen

November 8, 2018

Electricity residential retail choice participation has declined since 2014 peak

November 7, 2018

Space heating and water heating account for nearly two thirds of U.S. home energy use

September 19, 2018

One in three U.S. households faces a challenge in meeting energy needs

September 6, 2018

In 2015, peripheral devices consumed nearly as much electricity as televisions

August 6, 2018

EIA electricity sales data for Puerto Rico show rate of recovery since hurricanes

July 23, 2018

Air conditioning accounts for about 12% of U.S. home energy expenditures

June 25, 2018

U.S. hydrocarbon gas liquids consumption increases as prices, expenditures decrease

June 7, 2018

U.S. households with more vehicles travel more but use additional vehicles less

June 5, 2018

EIA’s residential energy survey now includes estimates for more than 20 new end uses

April 3, 2018

In 2017, U.S. electricity sales fell by the greatest amount since the recession

March 22, 2018

Residential heating oil and propane prices up from last winter

December 6, 2017

Nearly half of all U.S. electricity customers have smart meters

September 25, 2017

Residential electricity prices up 3% in first half of 2017

August 23, 2017

Northwest heat wave leads to record levels of summer electricity demand

August 10, 2017

Total U.S. energy expenditures in 2015 were the lowest in more than a decade

July 19, 2017

One in eight U.S. homes uses a programmed thermostat with a central air conditioning unit

July 11, 2017

EIA adds small-scale solar photovoltaic forecasts to its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook

June 19, 2017

Dishwashers are among the least-used appliances in American homes

June 1, 2017

More than half of small-scale photovoltaic generation comes from residential rooftops

May 22, 2017

Air conditioning and other appliances increase residential electricity use in the summer

May 8, 2017

American households use a variety of lightbulbs as CFL and LED adoption increases

May 1, 2017

Carbon intensity of energy use is lowest in U.S. industrial and electric power sectors

April 6, 2017

U.S. households’ heating equipment choices are diverse and vary by climate region

February 28, 2017

Average number of televisions in U.S. homes declining

February 7, 2017

EIA’s residential and commercial studies require significant data collection and analysis

December 12, 2016

Winter residential electricity consumption expected to increase from last winter

December 5, 2016

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country

November 17, 2016

Residential heating oil and propane prices at levels similar to last winter’s low prices

October 6, 2016

U.S. residential electricity prices decline for the first time in many years

June 15, 2016

Total U.S. electricity sales projected to grow slowly as electricity intensity declines

May 26, 2016

Industrial and electric power sectors drive projected growth in U.S. natural gas use

May 3, 2016

Declining energy prices lower the cost of living

April 18, 2016

Total U.S. energy production increases for sixth consecutive year

March 23, 2016

Wind adds the most electric generation capacity in 2015, followed by natural gas and solar

December 2, 2015

EIA electricity data now include estimated small-scale solar PV capacity and generation

November 24, 2015

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions up 1% in 2014 as buildings, transport energy use rises

September 11, 2015

Natural gas use features two seasonal peaks per year

May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

April 29, 2015

U.S. energy demand slows except for industrial, commercial sectors

April 16, 2015

Households with more vehicles travel more

April 13, 2015

Household spending on gasoline and public transit varies by region, income

March 16, 2015

Growth in residential electricity prices highest in 6 years, but expected to slow in 2015

March 2, 2015

Voluntary agreement continues to reduce energy consumption of television set-top boxes

February 18, 2015

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes

November 18, 2014

European residential electricity prices increasing faster than prices in United States

September 25, 2014

Everywhere but Northeast, fewer homes choose natural gas as heating fuel

September 2, 2014

Residential electricity prices are rising

April 21, 2014

Extending residential energy policies affects some end uses more than others

March 17, 2014

Increase in wood as main source of household heating most notable in the Northeast

January 28, 2014

Most homes have central thermostats on heating and cooling equipment

December 20, 2013

U.S. electricity sales have decreased in four of the past five years

December 5, 2013

Gas furnace efficiency has large implications for residential natural gas use

August 19, 2013

EIA publishes state fact sheets on residential energy consumption and characteristics

August 15, 2013

The South anchors growth in use of electricity for air conditioning since 1993

June 18, 2013

Apartments in buildings with 5 or more units use less energy than other home types

May 29, 2013

For appliances, choosing the most cost-effective option depends on several factors

May 28, 2013

Incremental costs of higher efficiency can vary by appliance

May 8, 2013

Industrial sector drives increase in North Dakota electricity sales

April 18, 2013

Lower residential energy use reduces home energy expenditures as share of household income

April 2, 2013

Sales of specialty incandescent bulbs decline despite exemption from efficiency standards

March 7, 2013

Heating and cooling no longer majority of U.S. home energy use

March 6, 2013

Two perspectives on household electricity use

March 4, 2013

Homes show greatest seasonal variation in electricity use

March 1, 2013

U.S. energy intensity projected to continue its steady decline through 2040

February 12, 2013

Newer U.S. homes are 30% larger but consume about as much energy as older homes

January 24, 2013

New aggregation programs drive consumer participation in Illinois electricity choice

December 18, 2012

Energy Perspectives: Industrial and transportation sectors lead energy use by sector

November 16, 2012

Population shifts across U.S. regions affect overall heating and cooling needs

October 24, 2012

New EIA data show total grid-connected photovoltaic solar capacity

October 16, 2012

ENERGY STAR homes accounted for 26% of new construction in 2011

October 15, 2012

Adoption of ENERGY STAR equipment varies among appliances

August 24, 2012

Heating fuel choice shows electricity and natural gas roughly equal in newer homes

June 29, 2012

Electricity storage: Location, location, location … and cost

June 27, 2012

Extension and expansion of efficiency programs could reduce U.S. total energy usage

June 22, 2012

Significant potential for plug-in vehicles exists in U.S. housing stock

June 6, 2012

Residential Energy Consumption Survey data show decreased energy consumption per household

May 16, 2012

Natural gas consumption reflects shifting sectoral patterns

May 15, 2012

Participation in electric net-metering programs increased sharply in recent years

May 10, 2012

Over the past decade, lighting became more efficient across all sectors

April 20, 2012

What are natural gas liquids and how are they used?

April 19, 2012

Natural gas prices near 10-year low amid mild weather, higher supplies in winter 2011-12

April 3, 2012

Both State and Federal governments have appliance efficiency standards

March 8, 2012

U.S. household winter natural gas heating expenditures expected to be lowest since 2002-03

December 16, 2011

Gas use for power generation leads increase in natural gas use in 2010

November 28, 2011

Beyond natural gas and electricity; more than 10% of U.S. homes use heating oil or propane

November 10, 2011

Renewable energy is used in all sectors of the U.S. economy

October 28, 2011

Household heating fuels vary across the country

October 21, 2011

Flattening of per-capita residential energy consumption reflects multiple factors

October 12, 2011

EIA projects record winter household heating oil prices in the Northeast

July 6, 2011

Natural gas use in the electric power sector is growing

July 1, 2011

Natural gas consumption has two peaks each year

June 27, 2011

Carbon dioxide emissions grow in the residential sector

May 20, 2011

Non-utility marketers provide over 20% of residential natural gas load in three States

May 18, 2011

Electricity retail choice is mandated in Texas and growing in three States

May 6, 2011

U.S. households increase use of consumer electronics

May 2, 2011

Additional appliance standards could significantly reduce residential energy use

April 19, 2011

Residential energy survey provides greater detail on many more States

February 18, 2011

Heating oil prices rise due to winter demand and crude oil prices