Total U.S. electricity sales expected to grow 0.7% annually through 2040
Electricity sales are expected to continue growing in the U.S. through 2040 even as consumers use energy more efficiently, the EIA reported. In 2015, 3.7 trillion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity was sold, and the administration expects that number to rise 0.7% annually through the end of its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO).

The EIA’s most recent AEO takes the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) into consideration, and assumes consumers will receive subsidies of 10%-15% bet...

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