Quote Originally Posted by c1ue View Post
...Some of it is, but the majority is because Canada is very far north. It is cold, has long winters, and thus Canadians use a lot of energy to heat their homes and keep road/transport clear of snow. You can see similar profiles in cold areas of the US like Minnesota and New England....
one reason for any diff tween canada and new england might be that they pay quite a bit less in the great white north than they do in new england, per KWH - since they (BC esp) have hydro and new englanders do a lot of their heating with #2 oil

that and the stereotype of the ole yankee frugality being what it is (mostly true) they tend to keep the house downright frosty (and keeps me battlin with em when i visit during cold wx, just to keep the damn thermostat above 65.. ;)