The average amount of electricity a home needs to keep warm is less than one third that of an ordinary stovetop, a new study has found.
In fact, in places with high levels of CO2 pollution, such as in New York, California, and New England, electricity supplies can heat a home with almost no heat output.
In the US, the average home requires an average of 8,000 kilowatt hours of electricity to keep it warm, the researchers found.
That equates to around 12 kilowatts of CO 2 equivalent.
It is also about half the amount needed to keep the home cool, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
In comparison, a typical gas or electric stovetop would need to heat up to 80 kilowats of electricity.
In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, researchers analysed the electric grid in 13 countries across North America and Europe and found that a large part of the difference between the average supply and demand of electricity is due to differences in how much of the energy in a given area is used.
The study’s authors said that while they could not measure the total amount of power generated by each type of electrical grid, they could estimate the total demand, and then calculate the total supply.
In their analysis, they said the US electricity grid had about one-third more supply than demand, due to higher demand from power plants.
However, the study found that demand from the grid is still low compared to other countries.
“In some places, it’s even lower than the average in the world,” said study co-author Thomas Fishel, from the University of Minnesota.
“We don’t see this level of demand for power anywhere in the US.”
The authors said the lack of demand was probably because the electricity grid is very inefficient.
The authors say that as more and more people move away from fossil fuels, they will need more and better electricity.
The US is also using more than enough electricity to meet the country’s current needs.
In 2015, the federal government projected that it would use more than half of its energy needs in 2050.
The Energy Information Association said that for the next 30 years, the US is projected to use around 3.4 times more energy than it used in 2014.