Mark Leidner

Staff Scientist, AER

Summer Energy Demand Will Trend Higher

By Mark Leidner
January 26, 2011

Increasing demand for energy in the summer will continue to outpace the growth of winter energy use. In results presented by AER today at the Second AMS Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Economy, the analysis of primary energy consumption in the US over the last 38 years shows the peak in summer energy demand has grown steadily since the 1970's, and is now nearly comparable to the peak energy demand in winter.