Alleviating Rural Energy Burdens through Energy Efficiency

Fact Sheet


Rural households across the country face high energy burdens, meaning they spend an outsized portion of their income on home energy bills. Energy efficiency upgrades can improve the efficiency of rural housing stock and reduce rural household energy burdens. Driving investment in these programs requires focused effort by policymakers, utilities, and community organizations. This fact sheet contains recommendations for improving and expanding the reach of rural energy efficiency programs.