Study Finds Socioeconomic Disparities in Statewide Energy Efficiency Investments & Energy Savings

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that 1 in 3 Americans struggle to afford energy, and 1 in 5 forego necessities, such as food or medicine, to pay energy bills bills. For low-income households, the gap between affordable energy bills and actual energy bills is estimated at $1,250 per year, amounting to an $1.8 billion energy … Continue reading Study Finds Socioeconomic Disparities in Statewide Energy Efficiency Investments & Energy Savings

Energy injustice? Cost, availability of energy-efficient lightbulbs vary with poverty levels

(From Michigan News) ANN ARBOR—Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County. U-M researchers explored disparities in the availability and price of energy-efficient bulbs by surveying 130 stores across Michigan’s most populous county. The study … Continue reading Energy injustice? Cost, availability of energy-efficient lightbulbs vary with poverty levels

Energy injustice? Cost, availability of energy-efficient lightbulbs vary with poverty levels

(From Michigan News) ANN ARBOR—Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County. U-M researchers explored disparities in the availability and price of energy-efficient bulbs by surveying 130 stores across Michigan's most populous county.   … Continue reading Energy injustice? Cost, availability of energy-efficient lightbulbs vary with poverty levels

New Grant-Funded Research Seeks Eliminate the Path to Energy Poverty

Thanks to a grant from Poverty Solutions at University of Michigan, Urban Energy Justice Lab, led by GSRA Ben Stacey, will spend the next 12-months evaluating the current state of equity in energy efficiency programs across state policies, and estimate the impact on a state’s home energy affordability gap if program investments were more equitable. Energy … Continue reading New Grant-Funded Research Seeks Eliminate the Path to Energy Poverty