What is “energy burden”? What can I do?
If you are involved in climate change or energy advocacy or are just someone who pays energy bills, you may have heard this term used. But what does energy burden actually mean?
Energy burden is measured as a percentage of one’s income, or the amount you spend on your energy bills divided by your household income.
Below are a few resources to learn more about energy burden, how it affects all of us, and what you can do to help.