The figure shows trends in energy efficiency of appliances (dishwasher, TV, washing machine) compared to ownership numbers of these appliances and total electricity consumption for lighting and appliances per dwelling. The figure illustrates that increasing ownership of appliances is more than offsetting gains from energy efficiency improvements in individual appliances.
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