Home electricity use in U.S. falling to 2001 levels
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Back in 1990, before most homes had a personal computer and multiple other gadgets, average consumption totaled 9,447 kilowatt-hours per household. That slowly climbed to a peak of 11,504 in 2010. But since then, usage has been steadily dropping.
The Energy Department predicts average residential electricity use per customer will fall again in 2014, by 1 percent.
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