Many families in Georgia are forced to choose between paying for adequate heating or cooling and groceries. Low-income families in particular spend a disproportionate amount of their income on energy bills. These high energy bills increase financial instability for low-income families, who are overwhelmingly people of color in Georgia, can lead to or worsen health problems, and trap people in a cycle of poverty.
The good news is that energy efficiency and community solar can help reduce the burden of high energy bills, creating healthier and more comfortable living environments. Yet families who need clean, affordable energy solutions the most are often least able to access these technologies. To address these concerns, Georgia Watch, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Southface produced
Keeping the Lights On
, a consumer resource offering information about current options available for families struggling with high energy bills. It includes policy recommendations to expand access to energy efficiency and community solar to all Georgians.
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