An annual report on the Connecticut environment tells of a worrisome trend: residents used more electricity in 2010 at home than in the three years before that.
The increase was due to the sweltering summer, when air conditioning units turned on more often and worked harder.
Even those people who used electricity more efficiently most of the year used more during heat waves. The Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality reported this in its year report, “Environmental Quality in Connecticut”, citing local and national sources.
Using more power at home is...