This brief was put together by several non-profit, advocating agencies for human rights. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the new precarious conditions many households have been thrust into, agencies like the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and The Utility Reform Network (TURN), among others, have put together a list of utility rights to which we should be entitled. Like the list compiled by The Energy Rights Project, this brief advocates for access to safe and reliable supplies of water, gas, electric, and internet. The brief also advocates for continuous and uninterrupted service, even if households cannot pay for it, and for recognition of racial and class inequalities that make such communities subject to more service vulnerabilities.
Anonymous, "Essential Utility Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: A Roadmap to Utility Service as a Human Right", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 September 2021, accessed 10 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/essential-utility-services-during-covid-19-pandemic-and-beyond-roadmap-utility-service-human