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

Despite many people spending more time in their homes during 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. energy consumption in the residential sector fell 4% between 2019 and 2020, according to our Monthly Energy Review. Relatively warmer weather during the winter months in 2020 significantly reduced U.S. home energy consumption for space heating compared with 2019, which was enough to offset a 2% increase in residential electricity retail sales.
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We are also taking measures to ensure business continuity remains unimpacted during this time.