Electricity Usage by Low-Income Households in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Electricity Usage Mid-Atlantic

By Ken Cartmell, Ed Meyers, Meg Power

October 2001

Abstract:

Data from DOE detailed in the 1997 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, shows the electricity usage for a large sample of low-income households as well as for all other residences. There are dramatic differences in Kwh used by different income groups nationally and in the Mid-Atlantic census region. Studies of all regions consistently show the same direct correlation between income and energy usage.

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