Despite more gadgets, electricity usage in US homes is falling to levels last seen in 2001

  • Article by: JONATHAN FAHEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 30, 2013 - 2:25 PM

NEW YORK — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people's pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher.

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