The Low-Income Energy Burden of Atlanta Households

Energy BurdenUnderstanding Energy Burden and its Potential Solutions for Atlanta (ppt)
The Energy Burden in the Southeast (ppt)
Smart Cities Address Equity: The Case of Low-Income Energy Burdens (ppt)

 

  • The US Southeast, Georgia, and Atlanta face multifaceted energy consumption and income challenges that contribute to high energy burdens in the region.
  • Nationally, Atlanta ranks 4th highest in median energy burden levels (behind Memphis, New Orleans & Birmingham) and 3rd highest among low income household populations
  • Atlanta’s high energy burden is particularly acute among low income, African-American and renter households and is concentrated within 6 of 25 zip codes
  • Regression analysis points to predictors of energy burden in Atlanta that are associated with the “poverty cycle”

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Energy Burdens in Atlanta

Team Member
Organization
Dr. Marilyn Brown
(CO-PI)
School of Public Policy
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Oxman
(CO-PI)
Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Beril Toktay
(CO-PI)
Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
Majid Ahmadi
School of Public Policy (Climate & Energy Policy Laboratory)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Naveed Ahmad
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
Yasaman Mohammad Shahi
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Suzanne Burnes
Naajia Ahmed
Collective Wisdom Group
Sabrina Cowden
Luke Gebhard
Erik Froyd
Milepost Consulting