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Slow progress and uncertain energy savings in program to weatherize low-income households

United States. General Accounting Office

Slow progress and uncertain energy savings in program to weatherize low-income households

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dwellings -- Energy Consumption -- United States

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    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 49 p. ;
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14896989M

    saving too much. TRUE/ UNCERTAIN. This is true if the economy is at its long-run steady state. The Golden Rule occurs when r n. If saving is higher than this, r falls below n, due to diminishing returns to capital. This is inefficient, since everyone could enjoy more consumption by permanently reducing the saving rate. On the other hand, if. The Persistence of Savings from a Comprehensive, Low-Income Energy-Efficiency Program Elizabeth Titus, AEPSCO,Boston, MA Ken Seiden,Ph.D., quantec, Portland, OR Jane Peters, Ph.D., Research Into Action, Portland, OR ABSTRACT This paper examines the persistence of energy saving from a’ comprehensive low-income program that began in

    @article{osti_, title = {Energy Efficiency Financing for Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Current State of the Market, Issues, and Opportunities}, author = {Leventis, Greg and Kramer, Chris and Schwartz, Lisa}, abstractNote = {Ensuring that low- and moderate-income (LMI) households have access to energy efficiency is equitable, provides energy savings as a resource to meet energy. the low income group are the most affected. problems still remain and the progress is slow. Various studies have examined the ranges of issues that have produced the poor results in delivering.

    For low-income households and poorly supported public services, even a slow increase in energy prices will be experienced as a forced choice between sacrificing the services energy offers and sacrificing other essentials. LOW INCOME WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM Property Street Address LIWP adjusts EE incentives according to whether the measure results in energy cost savings for the Owner or the Resident. Properties must meet affordability requirement of at least 66% of households at.


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Slow progress and uncertain energy savings in program to weatherize low-income households by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Slow Progress And Uncertain Energy Savings In Program To Weatherize Low-Income Households The Department of Energy’s Low-Income Weatherization Program could go a long way toward conserving energy and reducing the utility bills of people least able to afford them.

However, the program has been hampered by. Get this from a library. Slow progress and uncertain energy savings in program to weatherize low-income households: report to the Congress. [United States. General Accounting Office.].

Slow progress and uncertain energy savings in program to weatherize low-income households. [Washington]: General Accounting Office, (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

Slow progress and uncertain energy savings in program to weatherize low-income households EMD How the petroleum refining industry approaches energy conservation--a case study EMD Energy conservation: an expanding program needing more direction PSAD A look at NASA's aircraft energy efficiency program.

for low-income households to afford their energy bills, some of which can be explored through the Home Energy Affordability Tool (HEAT). More resources and tools to inform low-income program development are available at DOE’s State and Local Solution Center: 1There are a variety of methods for defining low-income households.

Inapproximately participants (80%), were low income homeowners • Average savings of 19% (basic weatherization, verified by pre Make customized EE Education a program deliverable: even more energy savings will be the result.

low income households. Two forthcoming peer-reviewed, national studies from the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will provide fresh evidence that the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a good investment.

Their findings show that WAP’s energy efficiency upgrades are indeed cost-effective with energy savings exceeding the costs by a factor of work, the Division leads a work program with multiple activities in more than 70 countries, of which almost half are in Sub-Saharan Africa.

More specifically, the income. Expenditure of Low-Income Households on Energy expenditure. Expenditure of Low-Income Households on Energy. 1 Qualification criteria for low-income energy efficiency programs vary among program implementers, but many programs, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), define low-income as having an income at or below % of the federal poverty level (Cluett, Amann, and Ou ).

African-American households experienced a median energy burden 64 percent greater than white households ( percent and percent, respectively), and Latino households had a median burden Low-income energy efficiency programs support households that spend a large portion of their income on utility bills.

An estimated 44% of low-income households struggle with energy insecurity, defined as an inability to meet basic household heating, cooling, and energy needs (Hernandez, Aratani, and Jiang ).1 While an average residential.

• Inlow-income homes spent on average % of their total annual income on residential energy costs, compared with % for other households. • On average, low-income families spend about $1, annually on energy bills. The program’s energy upgrades save families an average of $ annually in heating and cooling costs, with.

The low-income sector is paying exponentially higher utility bills than those above the poverty line. They're in need of savings, but a variety of barriers stand in the way to program participation.

Learn how to engage this sector and achieve meaningful energy savings for low-income customers. there are 6 households in a rural community. each household earns $40, per year.

suppose that a new resident builds a mansion in the community and that the income in the new household is $4 million per year. after the new resident arrives, the median household income has _____ and the mean household income tax _____. low-income households potentially qualified to receive benefits that year participated in the LIHEAP program.

Income and Energy Use Among consumer expenditures for basic necessities, energy is the least sensitive to changes in household income. The chart below shows the estimated income elasticities for five basic household expenditures.

households are included, but not businesses. technological progress and innovation C. slow the growth of the standard of living D. make industry more competitive in world markets. if the annual growth in a nation's productivity is % rather than %, then the nation's standard of living will double in about.

This paper addresses the evaluation of an energy efficiency program for low-income households. The so-called ‘éco-social’ program was launched by the local utility of Geneva-Switzerland at the end of By the end of it had reached more than households.

Design a program for gathering information on poverty and income distribution for low-income countries (or a particular low-income country), indicate data and measures you would stress, and explain how this information can be used to influence government policy.

Answer:There is no fixed answer. Results from this work estimate that in U.S. single-family households with income less than % of the federal poverty level, energy efficiency packages tailored to maximize net present value could result in an estimated $13 billion per year in energy cost savings, or $ per year for an average household, corresponding to about 1 EJ ( invest in energy infrastructure, households are gaining access to commercial energy sources, such as electricity, natural gas and oil.

to household income generated by the conditional cash transfer program in Mexico, relationship between income and asset acquisition is important among low‐income Mexican households.

The threshold beyond which experts believe energy ceases to be “affordable” is 6 percent of a household’s income. But for many lower-income households, even with declining energy prices. The project took publicly available data, such as housing square footage from county tax records and the percentage of households living in poverty per census tract, and overlaid it with confidential data to inform and enhance the actions of energy service providers who serve low-income households.

Even more troubling: About 25 million low-income households that earn $23, or less face growing burdens, with nearly half of that bottom 20% of .