Johhny Electriglide wrote:
Relatively misleading and useless graphs and statement heading
sorry I will interpret what I saw in the graph: when the population increase per year increased, it is either babies or immigration. Being that the second increase (1950-1960 on the graph) roughly matches the "Post–World War II baby boom" and matches a dramatically higher amount of percentage of yearly energy use increases, it shows to me that the need for more energy in a home can be caused by child-rearing activities. Washing machines, water use, packaged foods and dairy products, keeping all parts of the house warm, lights at night, driving kids around... yeah I can see all sorts of increases in energy use.