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
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
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.
Sydney Forrester reflects on her internship as a Summer Associate and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Boulder, CO.