Energy Efficiency in Southeastern Low-Income Households

Fact Sheet


Low-income households in the Southeast spend an outsized portion of their income on home energy bills, including electricity, natural gas, and other heating fuels. Utility energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income households can reduce their energy burden, however, Southeastern utilities spend less on these programs, per residential customer, and save less energy than utilities in other parts of the country. This series of fact sheets summarizes current Southeastern utility low-income energy efforts and provides strategies for states and utilities to scale up these resources, alleviate energy poverty, and bolster local economies. 

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