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My cardboard boxes are free. Of course, they can't be used to show off how intellectual I am.
Oh, you're not living in them, then...
After all, I think energy costs were up at least "1% to 4%" over the time period discussed. Increased "bills" don't equal increased "consumption".
Finally, I don't know whether you can use 2 counties prior bills as a control for statewide weather patterns, and thus variability in consumption patterns across the state. Her results would only be interesting on a county by county basis.
In other words, localized weather conditions SHOULD have produced disparate results in various counties. The effect of GENERALIZING results across the entire state obscures the facts...