Reports: Cutting carbon can benefit low-income ratepayers

By Andy Balaskovitz, Midwest Energy News

Low-income residents’ health and pocketbooks are disproportionately affected by burning fossil fuels, and they stand to benefit the most as states comply with federal carbon regulations, according to two new reports released last week.

Those findings run counter to coal industry campaigns suggesting the opposite — that low-income residents are facing rate increases as states and utilities comply with the Clean Power Plan, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Links to the two reports featured in the article:
Bridging the Clean Energy Divide: Affordable Clean Energy Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
Clean Energy Brings Health, Savings and Jobs to Low-Income Michigan Communities