The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that 1 in 3 Americans struggle to afford energy, and 1 in 5 forego necessities, such as food or medicine, to pay energy bills bills. For low-income households, the gap between affordable energy bills and actual energy bills is estimated at $1,250 per year, amounting to an $1.8 billion energy … Continue reading Study Finds Socioeconomic Disparities in Statewide Energy Efficiency Investments & Energy Savings
(From Michigan News) ANN ARBOR—Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County. U-M researchers explored disparities in the availability and price of energy-efficient bulbs by surveying 130 stores across Michigan’s most populous county. The study … Continue reading Energy injustice? Cost, availability of energy-efficient lightbulbs vary with poverty levels
Ben Stacey reflects on his internship as an Energy Policy Analyst with EcoWorks in Detroit, MI.
Sydney Forrester reflects on her internship as a Summer Associate and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Boulder, CO.
Kely Markley reflects on her summer internship as an Environment Fellow at The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan.
Michael Reiner reflects on his summer research internship at Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute in Austin.
Gabriel Jones, MS, MUP '17, shares research findings from "Opportunities for Sustainable Materials Management and Zero Waste in Detroit," written with Reema Abi-Akar and Yi Tang and presented at the 2017 American Planning Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City.
Kely Markley presented at the 2017 National Environmental Justice Conference.
Professor Reames gave the lunch and learn keynote at the Detroit Branch of the NAACP's Energy Justice Training & Roundtable.
The Urban Energy Justice Research Lab makes award-winning debut at international energy research conference in Spain.