Philadelphia News You Can Use

This essay pulls together news reports and other media related to household energy in Philadelphia. Some of these "artifacts" were collected during the Energy Vulnerability Lab, others for our monthly media briefs, and the rest as researchers come across relevant stories. Our topics include utility moratoriums, schools and internet access, renewable energy policy (especially related to solar), climate change and heat health emergencies, and the rising costs of energy.

The above photograph shows the Aqui y Alla mural in South Philadelphia, which was created by Michelle Angela Ortiz in partnership with the Mural Arts Philadelphia. You can read more about the project and the artist team here

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March 4, 2021

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Alison Kenner, Briana Leone, Andrew Rosenthal and Morgan Sarao. 4 March 2021, "Philadelphia News You Can Use", The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 1 June 2022, accessed 20 June 2024.