energy affordability


6 Maps That Show How Bad Energy Poverty Is and Reveal 2 Ways to Make it Better

, Senior Energy Analyst

Fresh off the presses is the latest tool from the US Department of Energy (DOE) that generates color-coded maps (known as choropleths) of the deep energy burden many Americans face. There is a wealth of data and hundreds of different ways to display it (you can check it out for yourself here). I’ve chosen 3 sets of maps (6 maps in total) that show the extent of the energy burden but also illuminates a couple of ways we can address the problem of energy poverty.

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How Affordable is Your Electricity? Comparing Electric Rates, Bills, and Burden

, Senior Energy Analyst

Fun fact: nearly 1 in 3 US residential household struggles to pay their electric bill. Read more >

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