Download a copy of SECC’s “Racial Disparities Among Lower-Income Energy Consumers” white paper, which explores differences in the energy-related behaviors, interests, concerns and finances of lower-income White, Black and People of Color (POC) consumers.
The paper found that while lower-income Black and POC consumers often have greater financial and household struggles, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, these consumers are more likely to be concerned with climate change and the environment and are more interested in smart energy technologies, including community solar, smart thermostats, smart appliances and energy management technology.
This is the final publication in SECC’s series addressing the needs and wants of lower-income consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first white paper analyzed low-income programs from a variety of electricity providers, and the second publication was the “Understanding Lower-Income Consumers and the Smart Energy Future” quantitative study.
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