Groundswell Director of Data Science Research and Analytics Dr. Elvis Moleka discusses how and why energy burdens are often heavier for households in certain states or with certain incomes as part of the ongoing Energy Futures 2021 webinar series. Through in depth analysis, Dr. Moleka has uncovered that energy burdens among low and moderate-income individuals are far heavier than their high-income neighbors, and the difference is far worse in some states than others. The first step to addressing these gaps is to identify their causes, many of which Dr. Moleka has identified in his recently published research.
This discussion has a foundation in research findings from the LIFT Solar Everywhere initiative that show the value of prioritizing the community, its vision, and its values in shaping clean energy programs that serve people and communities with low and moderate incomes.
To read the Energy Impoverishment and Energy Insecurity in the United States report or its summary, visit https://labs.
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To see the slideshow, visit The Poor Still Pay More.