This report was created by Carbon Switch, an energy efficiency investment company, that collected information on household energy bill accumulation and unemployment rates. Predictions made by the firm estimate a whooping 76 million households will be shut off or will be threatened with shutoffs by October 1st. Reading the report, one can think about ways in which energy insecurity has gained traction in the media, so much so it has been the topic of discussion in the news since the end of May or beginning of June. Prior to the pandemic, there was little discussion on the matter in public discourse. One of the ways in which the pandemic has impacted us all is by revealing covert, existing vulnerabilities, and multiplying their effects.
Thomas, M. (2020). "A tidal wave of utility shutoffs is coming: 34.5 million households will lose shutoff protections in the next month. An impact analysis of changing utility shutoff moratoriums." Carbon Switch. Retrieved from https://carbonswitch.co/energy-insecurity-and-covid-19/
Michael Thomas, "A tidal wave of utility shutoffs is coming: 34.5 millionhouseholds will lose shutoff protections in the next month: An impact analysis of changing utility shutoff moratoriums", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 28 August 2020, accessed 11 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/tidal-wave-utility-shutoffs-coming-345-millionhouseholds-will-lose-shutoff-protections-next