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Confronting the energy burden – Achieving energy equity for low-income communities

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Cities in the Urban Transitions Alliance are moving away from their industrial energy-intensive heritage and setting ambitious energy efficiency targets. A broad range of projects and programs have spearheaded sustainability efforts, reduced energy-related carbon emissions and led to utility cost savings for residents at the local level. However, ensuring equal access to the benefits that these initiatives provide remains a challenge. Now cities are confronting the question of how energy efficiency can reduce energy burdens in low-income households.

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