“American Residential Energy Inequities Across Race, Class and Place”
Abstract: The inability of households to afford adequate energy services is a major energy justice concern. Temporary utility bill assistance, improving residential energy efficiency, and adoption of renewables remain the primary strategic interventions. However, program implementation often occurs in piecemeal, individual-based approaches, with little attention to the importance of place. This presentation focuses on the spatiality of distributional injustices in residential energy dynamics and illustrates how these disparities intersect with policy and pervasive residential segregation by race/ethnicity and class, common in many U.S. urban areas.