Low– and moderate-income households bear a higher energy burden than more affluent ones because a larger portion of their income goes toward energy costs. Wealthy homeowners can afford to add their own solar and storage to bring down their energy costs, but for lower-income individuals, especially those who rent and are restricted in what kinds of home improvements they can make, it’s not so easy.
In this article, PXiSE’s Head of Marketing, Becky Wheeler asks, What if utilities took on the burden of adding solar and storage to their own energy infrastructure and then provided this power to everyone? Wouldn’t this be a more equitable means of democratizing access to safe, clean, and inexpensive power?
Read the full story: Can utilities fix the energy equity gap with renewables?