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Report: “Energy Burden” on Low-Income, African American, & Latino Households up to Three Times as High as Other Homes, More Energy Efficiency Needed

An “energy burden” review of 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas finds that low-income households devote up to three times as much income to energy costs as do other, higher-income households. The new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy...Read more

The emerging global natural gas market and the energy crisis of 2021-2022

This policy brief largely discusses the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy governance and concomitant effects on the energy prices that are volatile to market changes, supply chains, and their interruptions or delays. The brief specifically focuses on the ever-changing demand of...Read more

COVID-19: Government to absorb electricity bills for the poor, others to enjoy 50% slash.

To be taking an energy vulnerability class during a pandemic like this I must say has been a blessing. This is because, with the knowledge I am attaining on this subject matter, I am beginning to understand what energy vulnerability is, and the extent to which it is a world-wide concern even in...Read more

Today in Energy Article on Energy Vulnerability (2018)

This article, produced by contributors from the U.S. Energy Information Administration,reports that nearly one-third of U.S. households (31%) reported facing a challenge in paying energy bills or sustaining adequate heating and cooling in their homes in 2015. These statistics are based off...Read more

Lifting the High Energy Burden in America’s Largest Cities: How Energy Efficiency Can Improve Low Income and Underserved Communities

This report provides a snapshot of energy burdens in cities across the US. It focuses on the high home energy burdens faced by select groups in major metropolitan areas. Years of analysis by the firm of Fisher Sheehan & Colton determined that low-income households pay proportionally more...Read more

Transparency of Retail Energy Pricing: Evidence from the US Natural Gas Industry

This article provided and interesting connection between residential and commercial pricing of natural gas. Although economically based, I thought this article was useful in a few ways- one the study was based in the US, two it discusses transparency, and three its focused on natural gas. Based...Read more

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