Nov 16, 2018

See how much you pay for electricity compared to the rest of the U.S.

Data: U.S. Energy Information Administration; Chart: Naema Ahmed and Harry Stevens/Axios

Electricity is the thing we all need but don’t think about--unless it’s gone or extremely expensive.

Why it matters: While the type of fuel powering America’s electricity has shifted rapidly in the last decade, what matters most to many people is what they pay for their electricity. Unlike the gasoline prices on constant big display, our electricity bills are usually buried in the mail or our email inboxes — or simply set to auto-pay.

Driving the news: What we pay can vary wildly based on where we live, the weather, government involvement in electricity markets, and, of course, how much electricity we use. This infographic shows average electricity bill since 2002 for three states — and a drop down menu to see any state.

Go deeper: Tale of 4 states: America’s changing electricity mix

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The decade that blew up energy predictions

Illustration: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

America’s energy sources, like booming oil and crumbling coal, have defied projections and historical precedents over the last decade.

Why it matters: It shows how change can happen rapidly and unexpectedly, even in an industry known to move gradually and predictably. With a new decade upon us, let’s look back at the last one’s biggest, most surprising energy changes.

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House Democrats' climate bill aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

We can already draw some conclusions from yesterday's rollout of the "framework" for big climate legislation House Democrats are crafting through the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.

Driving the news: The planned bill aims to achieve net-zero U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Despite Trump, Congress boosts clean energy funding

Congress is set to pass a budget doubling down on a years-long trend of increasing clean-energy funding, despite President Trump's repeated attempts to cut spending.

Driving the news: The spending bill the House passed on Tuesday would increase energy research spending nearly 14% compared to this year’s levels and more than 50% compared to 2014.

Go deeperArrowDec 18, 2019