Our recently published study estimated that about 1 in 8 Michigan households fall into an energy efficiency funding coverage gap. Access to upfront capital remains a primary barrier to many households making energy efficiency improvements to their homes. While government-funded programs, such as the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, exist for low-income households (typically … Continue reading Study finds an energy efficiency funding coverage gap exists in Michigan
Twenty-one Michiganders have been selected to the state’s first Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice (MAC EJ) under the direction of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today.
New “Solar with Justice” report confront inequalities in solar development and spotlights how solar projects can be deployed in communities to bring economic benefits to families with low and moderate incomes through government, philanthropic and frontline organizational action.
Dr. Reames is featured in a new video from The Verge exploring "The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs." The tech that powers your lightbulbs has made huge leaps forward in the past few years, and is making a big difference in home energy use. But shifting political winds are now threatening the lightbulb revolution … Continue reading The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs
Dr. Tony Reames has been selected for the renowned Grist 50 Fixers List for his work on energy justice. His study on energy-efficient light bulb prices and availability, with graduate students Ben Stacey and Michael Reiner, appeared on Grist.org in 2018 in an article titled "Going green is harder for Detroit’s low-income communities." Grist 50 … Continue reading Dr. Reames makes Grist 50 Fixers List
Energy access is not created equal. This Ann Arbor organization is trying to change that. By. JAISHREE DREPAUL-BRUDER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 The term "energy justice" may not be widely known, but researchers at the Urban Energy Justice Lab (UEJL) in Ann Arbor are set on changing that. Dr. Tony Reames defines energy justice as … Continue reading Energy access is not created equal. UEJ Lab is working to change that.
Shu Wu, doctoral student at Zhejiang University, has joined the Urban Energy Justice Lab as a visiting scholar.