Data Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2021 State Energy Data System (SEDS). Analysis by Beacon Economics
  • California’s energy consumption (including electricity) per capita (184.0 million BTU) is significantly lower than other large states. California’s per capita energy consumption is the third-lowest in the nation, after Rhode Island and New York. In addition, California’s energy consumption per capita has fallen at a similar pace as electricity per capita, falling by 16.7 and 13.8 percent between 2008 and 2021, respectively. California’s per capita energy consumption is just 59.6 percent that of the rest of the U.S. (308.46 million BTU/person), and decreased by 1.9 from 2018 to 2021.
  • California’s per capita electricity consumption decreased by 3.7 percent between 2016 and 2021, while its per capita energy consumption also fell 5.7 percent during the same period. The consumption level was the second lowest since 1990, after an outlier year 2020.