Rising energy costs are a greater burden in EJ communities for a variety of reasons. Income, age and type of housing, homeownership, fuel type, energy intensity, energy program access and many other factors can affect the energy costs that households face as well as their ability to pay.
CEED is building a model that assesses community-level energy vulnerability that is based on a variety of factors. The intent is that it becomes an invaluable tool for research, legislative analysis, program-planning and advocacy in prioritizing neighborhood and community investments for the most vulnerable areas.
Neighborhoods in red have the highest energy vulnerability, while neighborhoods in blue are the most energy secure. You can compare energy vulnerability to other environmental and demographic issues using the EJ Mapping Tool.