Sharp but uneven drop in domestic energy use

All English and Welsh regions have cut domestic energy use, but savings have been uneven. Price rises and energy efficiency retrofits appear the main factors

Household energy consumption in England and Wales dropped by a quarter between 2005 and 2011, according to data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on 16 August.

Average electricity and gas consumption dropped from 26.2 megawatt hours in 2005 to 19.7MWh in 2011, ONS says. This is a fall of 24.7% or about 3.5% annually relative to 2005.

These cuts are impressive, despite lack of clarity over their precise causes.

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