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
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
U-M FACULTY AND EXTERNAL PARTNERS TACKLE POVERTY IN MICHIGAN AND BEYOND (Reposted from U-M Poverty Solutions, September 17, 2017) Eliminating the path to energy poverty Just as with property taxes, energy bills often require low-income families to make decisions about whether to pay for food and other basic needs, or keep the lights on and water … Continue reading Urban Energy Justice Lab Studies Equity in State Energy Efficiency Policies with U-M Poverty Solutions Grant
UEJ Lab study finds energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas.
Nalin Bhatia reflects on his experience as a Sustainability Intern at Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Ben Stacey reflects on his internship as an Energy Policy Analyst with EcoWorks in Detroit, MI.
Sydney Forrester reflects on her internship as a Summer Associate and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Boulder, CO.