Study finds an energy efficiency funding coverage gap exists in Michigan

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

Urban Energy Justice Lab Studies Equity in State Energy Efficiency Policies with U-M Poverty Solutions Grant

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