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Electricity Generation and Consumption

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High gasoline prices and California’s electricity shortages have focused attention on electricity generation and energy conservation. Throughout the current expansion, U.S. energy consumption has increased, although improved conservation and energy efficiency efforts have slowed its growth rate. Ohio’s energy consumption patterns follow U.S. trends, but at a slower rate. During the recessions of 1981–82 and 1990–91, energy consumption in Ohio slowed considerably, presumably because of the state’s heavy manufacturing base.

Suggested citation: "Electricity Generation and Consumption," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 01-06, pp. 14-15, 06.01.2001.

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