Study: Air Pollution Drives Electricity Consumption

High levels of air pollution are forcing people to consume more electricity. As a result, this

the process leads to even greater environmental problems as greenhouse gas emissions increase. This was reported by a team of scientists from Cardiff University.

According to their research, the effects are more pronounced in low-income families and in families belonging to ethnic minorities.

The full scientific text can be read in the journalNature Energy, for the study, scientists analyzed the energy consumption of more than 4 thousand residential and 17 thousand commercial buildings in Phoenix, Arizona. Their data covered the period from 2013 to 2018.

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Phoenix City has the highest tierair pollution in the United States, with pollution from both natural sources (such as dust storms) and human activities (such as energy and transportation).

Energy data for buildings in Phoenixcompared with the level of air pollution in the area, allowing researchers to determine whether households of different income levels or belonging to different ethnic groups respond differently to air pollution.

The results showed that a higher level ofpollution was associated with higher electricity consumption in residential buildings, with consumption growth occurring mainly during the day. Higher levels of pollution have also led to higher electricity consumption in commercial buildings in the retail and leisure sector.

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