Electrifying Change in Home Heating

Significantly more homes are using electricity as their main heating fuel each year, according to a report from the University of California Berkeley.

Today more than 40% of homes nationwide use electricity to heat their homes, up from only 1% in 1950. The report noted that this change has occurred mostly without any policy intervention. It appears that much of the change is due to a decline in electricity prices and a rise in gas and oil prices.

Source: Energy Institute at Haas; Map: Axios Visuals