Common Resources — Jun 23, 2022
Income Inequality Is a Key Driver of Decreased Residential Electricity Consumption
New research shows that rising income inequality has been just as influential as energy-efficiency programs in reducing electricity consumption.
Working Paper — Jun 23, 2022
Rising US Income Inequality and Declining Residential Electricity Consumption: Is There a Link?
This paper examines the effects of rising income inequality on residential electricity use, finding that climate and air quality improvements valued at $3.14 billion in 2020 due to lower electricity consumption.