Report Details Benefits of Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Americans
February 23, 2018 | Publication | Climate Solutions
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report by the Environmental Defense Fund outlines the widespread benefits of low-income energy efficiency programs and concrete steps that states can take as they continue to implement climate solutions. About 30 percent of U.S. households have incomes at or below the federal poverty level, and use roughly 30 percent of all residential electricity. The MacArthur-supported report, however, finds those households receive only six percent of U.S. energy efficiency spending. Expanding energy efficiency programs to better reach low-income households would save more than $7.4 billion of electricity annually, and cut carbon pollution by 48 million tons each year.

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