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How can we put an End to Energy Poverty?

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Being poor is a real struggle for many Americans; from childcare costs, to payday loans, the expenses associated with running a home can often seem endless. One of the most significant costs is energy expenses, and the inability for many to afford these has led to widespread energy poverty.

Energy poverty is broadly defined as a household with the inability to meet the necessary energy demands to provide basic levels of comfort. The limit beyond which is considered unaffordable energy is 6% of a household’s total income. Yet, even though energy prices are declining, for many low income households paying less than the limit is completely unattainable.