One-third of American households struggle to pay for their basic energy needs. University of Michigan’s Tony Reames explores the role of policy in overcoming energy poverty.
Energy justice and poverty have come to the forefront of public dialogue, and are part of long-standing inequities that continue to persist in the United States. In this country, a third of households find it difficult to afford the energy they need to heat and cool their homes, and to provide lighting and cooking. In response, federal and state agencies have turned increasing attention toward policies that might alleviate the energy cost burden. Learn more.