This image was taken from a 2020 Forbes article that looked at how COVID-19 is impacting American energy use. The image uses data from the Energy Information Information and was included in a study conducted by Diana Sabau at Commerical Cafe. The image shows changes in residential energy consumption across all fifty states, comparing the second quarter of 2019 to 2020 (April-June). While some states saw decreases, others saw huge increases. Overall, energy consumption across the country increased by 8% during this period. The image was included in the Energy in COVID-19 working group's October 2020 media brief.
Diane Sabau, "Residential Energy Consumption", contributed by Ali Kenner and Briana Leone, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 15 January 2021, accessed 3 March 2024. http://www.worldpece.org/content/residential-energy-consumption