This article details the situations of the moratorium across different states. The article also talks about several widespread worries: unemployment and the end of subsidies happening soon. Important to consider is the environmental injustice in Georgia, as the state is seeing rise in daily cases whilst many companies have resumed disconnections. Yesterday, July 15, Georgia Power resumed disconnections. Important to consider is the New Georgia Project Black + Green Agenda, who were among the advocates raising concerns about Georgia's systemic environmental racism. Advocates from the group are just as concerned as advocates across the country for poor and BIPOC families facing disconnections at peak infection rates and as peak heat waves start to hit. When reading the article, one should take into consideration forms of energy vulnerability as reproduced and worsened by the pandemic and by the actions of energy companies like Georgia Power and the ones continuing shutoffs. Additionally, one should particularly focus on NEADA's executive director's comment on the pandemic and the risks imposed on energy customers. As many advocates say, we need more than a temporary solution.
Chandelis Duster, "Utility shutoffs threaten a fresh crisis for low-income and Black families as Covid surges again", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 16 July 2020, accessed 1 March 2024. https://energyrights.info/content/utility-shutoffs-threaten-fresh-crisis-low-income-and-black-families-covid-surges-again