Zondits

Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Energy Efficiency Holds Promise for Low-Income Maryland Residents

5 Sep , 2019  

Written by Deron Lovaas and published August 19, 2019 on nrdc.org. There has been considerable attention from national pundits and political operatives pointing at Baltimore as a city that has not reached its full potential. While they have been quick to identify the problem, they have missed the opportunity to identify solutions.  Through weatherization, energy […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Redefining Earth Day for All Socio-Economic Groups

22 Apr , 2019  

Earth Day

The recognition of April 22nd as “Earth Day” does not resonate with the vast majority of metro Detroiters. That’s because it seems like a day dedicated to suburban recycle bins and counterculture energy activists, neither of which reflect the everyday struggles of low-income families across the region.

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Poorest Households Pay the Most for Electricity

25 Apr , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. April 25, 2016. Image credit: philriley427 A new study by Groundswell shows that the poorest American households pay the greatest share of income on electricity. According to City Lab’s summary of the study, the “bottom 20% of earners spend almost 10% of their income on electricity, more than seven times the […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Making Green, Energy Efficient Schools a Priority

24 Feb , 2015  

green-schools PSEG Long Island

Community Reinvestment Act can boost energy-efficiency, funding for low-income schools The Hill, February 23, 2015 One in five Americans spends his or her days in our nation’s 140,000 K-12 schools. Those schools spend close to $8 billion a year on energy costs, the second-largest line item in a school budget after personnel costs. The Environmental Protection […]

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