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Report: Transitioning to clean energy sources would have economic benefits for Michigan

The Holland Sentinel

January 23, 2022

A new report states Michigan would see $7.70 in public benefits for every $1 invested into transitioning into clean energy sources for utilities.

Mapping Tools Help Ohio Cities Chart Course for Environmental Justice

The Good Men Project

August 8, 2022

By layering multiple health, economic and environmental indicators, increasingly sophisticated digital mapping tools are helping cities and community groups identify and respond to environmental injustices.

New Data Shows Energy Burdens Across 50 Major Cities

Next City

December 20, 2021

Over 15 million households across the U.S. are severely energy burdened – meaning that they spend more than 10% of their yearly income on energy bills. The problem is growing as prices rise and supply chains reel from the global COVID-19 pandemic. And winter is coming.

Electric Shocks: The U.S. Cities Where People Are Spending the Most—and the Least—on Energy Bills

Realtor.com

February 28, 2022

Climate change seems like an abstract concept—albeit an existentially scary one—to many Americans. What’s less abstract is skyrocketing energy costs.

Meet Matt Cox

Canvas Rebel

August 16, 2022

We were lucky to catch up with Matt Cox recently and have shared our conversation below.

The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 2 Recap [Bonus Episode]

The Interchange Recharged (Podcast)

June 9, 2022

Wood Mackenzie’s Solar Energy and Storage Summit is on now, and we’re bringing you all the action from 3 days of talks right here on The Interchange.

Host David Banmiller is live in San Diego, bringing you highlights from each day of the conference.

We're here on day 2 of the summit, and the focus of the day is on the ever-evolving connection between solar and storage. In this recap of the second day, David is joined by Bridget Van Dorsten, Hydrogen Research Analyst, to look at solar-to-hydrogen tech, Matt Cox from Greenlink Analytics to explore the ESG impact on projects in terms of job creation and the displacement of fossil fuels and Michelle Davis, Principle Analyst of Distributed Solar, to talk trends in the solar markets.

Meet Matt Cox | CEO and Founder

Shoutout Atlanta

August 17, 2022

We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Cox and we’ve shared our conversation below.

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Recent Publications

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Buffalo, NY, Report

March 2022

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Process Guide for City-Community Collaboration

April 2021

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Cleveland's Clean & Equitable Energy Future

April 2021

 

Infographics

Did You Know?

• Atlanta is in the Top 5 MOST ENERGY BURDENED cities in the U.S.
• Energy burden drives families to skip meals, medications, take out predatory loans, and put themselves in LIFE-THREATENING situations to keep the lights on. It’s also a leading indicator of evictions and displacement in Atlanta.
• Most acutely felt in over 35 Black neighborhoods compared to 0 White neighborhoods

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

• Structural + Systemic causes such as existing utility and government assistance largely skips energy burdened communities.
• Georgia Power rates are HIGHER than the national average and INCREASING
• Georgia Power’s energy efficiency spending per household ranks 237th nationally
• 2021 inflation was 7% but energy cost has increased 33%

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

• IMMEDIATE Actions
   • Hire a CLEAN ENERGY DIRECTOR
   • Implement WeatheRISE program
• FUTURE Actions
   • Municipal franchise fee revenues should be used to create a CLEAN ENERGY FUND to ease energy burdens and address the $150M need for investment
   • Atlanta begins to lead the way for other Georgia cities in INTERVENING at Public Service Commission
   • LEAD THE WAY for more state and federal funding opportunities

Developed by the Data Chairs of the Clean Energy Atlanta Board ��
Atlanta Energy Burden 2022
Did You Know? From 2013-2018, the City of Buffalo saw a reduction of 18.2% in energy burden. The national average only saw a 10.4% reduction.

https://www.equitymap.org
Did You Know? Buffalo, NY - Landscape
Did You Know? From 2013 to 2018, the city of Milwaukee saw a
reduction in their residents energy burden by an
average of 29.9%.

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Did You Know? The national average of energy burden across 50 metropolitan statistical areas has dropped from 4.8% in 2013 to 4.3% in 2018, but...

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National Energy Burden - Part 1
Did You Know? From 2013-2018, the City of Buffalo saw a reduction of 18.2% in energy burden. The national average only saw a 10.4% reduction.

https://www.equitymap.org
Did You Know? Buffalo, NY - Portrait
Did You Know? From 2013 to 2018, the city of Milwaukee reduced
their energy burden 3x more than the national average reduction.

Visit https://www.equitymap.org for more info!
Did You Know? Milwaukee, WI - Energy Burden 01
Low-income households disproportionately saw an increase in their energy bills
National Energy Burden - Part 2
Did You Know? From 2013-2018, the City of Buffalo saw a reduction of 18.2% in energy burden. The national average only saw a 10.4% reduction.

https://www.equitymap.org
Did You Know? Buffalo, NY - Portrait
Did You Know? In Milwaukee, while the energy burden dropped an
average of 29.9% overall from 2013-2018, Black
and Hispanic neighborhoods (8-9%) still face significantly HIGHER energy burden on average
versus white neighborhoods (4%).

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Did You Know? Milwaukee, WI - Energy Burden 02

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