“The Energy Equity Alliance (EEA) joined a broad group of organizations representing the nation’s low income electricity consumers in commending Senators Lisa Murkowski and Maria Cantwell for their leadership in producing a bipartisan energy bill and urging the U.S. Senate to stand up for historically underrepresented consumers by opposing the King-Reid amendment.”
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“In many ways, the U.S. energy system is a modern marvel. Over the past century, electricity has become universal, reliable and relatively affordable, providing households of every kind with equal opportunity to benefit from this basic service. But over the last few decades, policymakers have sought to modernize the regulatory framework that led to these achievements.”
“If there is one group that has been left behind in the solar energy revolution, it’s low-income urban communities. This is due to the fact that many of the policies and incentives that have been implemented to promote solar adoption have instead erected barriers for low-income families.”
“Solar energy continues to revolutionize the way we power our lives. Formerly a novel approach to generating electricity, solar panels are quickly becoming common fixtures that dot the suburban landscape. But even though sunshine is ubiquitous and free, the benefits of solar have not yet accrued to low-income families, those living in rental units, or others living in disfranchised urban communities.”
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The Energy Equity Alliance (EEA) provides a voice for low income and minority energy consumers on national and state issues impacting energy safety and affordability, and environmental pollution.