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Hidden Costs of Clean Energy

August 5, 2022


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5-15 mins
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New research from Catherine Hausman, an energy economist and associate professor at the U-M Ford School, finds that lower-income, minority communities are more likely to bear the economic burden in the transition from natural gas to clean energy. The faculty expert explains that most operational costs of utilities do not decrease despite a shrinking customer base, so those customers left behind—many already struggling to make ends meet—bear a higher cost.

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