Steve Smith Articles

Electronic Device Protection Plan Launched by HomeServe

Did you know that the average household has 10 electronic devices? Our technology devices have become everyday necessities in our lives and even dealing with minor damage to one can be a major inconvenience. These hefty investments can lead to unexpected costs when...

LMI Households Face Obstacles to Achieving Energy Efficiency

Low- and Middle-Income (LMI) households have historically faced obstacles to becoming more energy efficient, despite the outsized impact efficiency measures would have for this population. Low-income households pay more than 7 percent of their income on energy bills,...

Severe Energy Burdens Weigh Heavily on Low-to-Moderate Income Households

A quarter of all U.S. households and two-thirds of low-income households have high energy burdens, meaning they spend more than 6 percent of their annual income on energy costs, and two out of five low-income households have severe energy burdens, meaning that they...

Utilities Lead in Building Out EV Charging Networks

One of the biggest obstacles to wider adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is range anxiety and “charging deserts,” or disadvantaged areas where public charging stations are not readily available. Currently, there are 113,500 public charging outlets and 46,290 stations...