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Low-income U.S. households also overburdened by transportation costs, @ACEEEdc blog post adds.

ACEEE recently released Lifting the High Energy Burden in America’s Largest Cities , a report highlighting the financial burden energy costs can place on households in cities across the United States. The analysis found that the overwhelming majority of low-income households and households of color experience higher-than-average energy burdens. On average, the percentage of household income that low-income households pay on their home energy bills is more than three times what their higher-income counterparts pay. Energy efficiency can help reduce this burden and improve energy affordability for households. Transportation costs are higher for low-income households The elevated burden on low-income households is compounded by transportation costs which are the second largest expense for households in the United States after housing-related expenditures. The average househol...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2016/07/america-s-transportation-en...

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