Energy Efficiency Articles

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...

Heat Pumps: What Misconceptions Do Homeowners Have?

Heat pumps are misunderstood by many homeowners – many still believe that they do not adequately heat homes or know very little about them. Heat pumps are more energy efficient, because they move warm air from one space to another instead of generating cold or hot...

Electric Vehicles Expand Energy Equity Opportunities

The transportation sector has been the largest CO2 producer in the United States since 2017 when it surpassed power generation, a sector which reduced CO2 emissions through the switch from coal to natural gas and growth in renewables. Transportation is currently...