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2022 DOE shuffles clean energy, EJ staff. E&E News, Christian Vasquez. July 15, 2022.

2022 Energy Department to Flex $62 Billion Funding Muscle on Equity. Bloomberg Law, Daniel Moore. January 28, 2022.

2021 Black and Latino neighborhoods pay more for energy despite far lower emissions. Grist, Adam Mahoney. December 2, 2021.

2021 White households in US emit most carbon despite greater energy efficiency. Michigan News, Jim Erickson. November 22, 2021.

2021      Offshore wind is America’s new industry. Who will build it? E&E News, Benjamin Storrow & Miriam Wasser. October 13, 2021.

2021     University of Michigan offering residents $200 to participate in home heating study. MLive, Ryan Stanton. September 27, 2021.

2021     Energy equity depends on data, and experts say there isn’t enough of it. Utility Drive, Robert Walton. July 8, 2021.

2021     Issues of The Environment: Addressing Energy Poverty And Finding Sustainable Solutions. WEMU, David Fair. July 7, 2021.

2021     ‘That’s Violence’ — Corporations Can Turn Off Electricity For Past-Due Bills Starting Tuesday In Texas. Houston Public Radio, Dominic Anthony Walsh. June 29, 2021.

2021 KU Alumnus Appointed as Advisor for US Department of Energy. KU Today, Ruth DeWitt. June 22, 2021.

2021     The White House Wants To Fight Climate Change And Help People. Cleveland Led The Way. NPR, Dan Charles. June 22, 2021.

2021     Tackling ‘Energy Justice’ Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It. NPR, Jeff Brady. June 13, 2021.

2021     Electricity Disconnections To Resume In Texas As Summer Heat Arrives. Texas Public Radio, Dominic Anthony Walsh. June 11, 2021.

2021     Cleveland – What Climate Equity Could Look Like. NPR, Dan Charles. June 9. 2021.

2021     Michigan utilities should prioritize public health inequities in retirement plans, regulator says. Energy News Network (Planet Detroit), Nina Ignaczak. May 12, 2021.

2021     Dr. Tony Reames is Working to Eliminate Energy Poverty. Ebony Magazine, Monique Wingard. April 27, 2021.

2021     U-M’s partnerships, initiatives in Detroit on the rise during pandemic. Michigan News, Greta Guest. March 8, 2021.

2021     Texas’ blackouts may come at a steep cost. The Verge, Justine Calma. February 19, 2021.

2021     Out in the cold: Pandemic leaves more people in need of energy assistance, but also harder to reach. Sahan Journal, Andrew Hazzard. February 16, 2021.

2021     Ann Arbor using grant funds to launch new program to help low-income seniors. MLive, Ryan Stanton. January 25, 2021.

2020     MPSC December Meeting: Neighborhood-Level Equity and Energy. The Handbuilt City, by Nat Zorach. December 5, 2020.

2020     Today we’re officially out of the Paris Agreement. Now what? Centered, by Katie Pyzyk. November 4, 2020. 

2020     “Born for This”: Meet the First Black Woman to Launch a Community Solar Company. Vogue, by Yessenia Funes. October 27, 2020.

2020     Profiles in the fight for environmental justice: Dr. Tony Reames. Planet Detroit, by Biba Adams. October 15, 2020.

2020     Report: Low-Income City Residents Face High Energy Burden. U.S. News, by Elliott Davis. September 10, 2020.

2020     This prof is shedding light on energy injustice — and how to fix it. Grist, by Adrienne Day. July 30, 2020.

2020     Clean energy programs can help address some racial disparities, advocates say. Energy News Network, by Kathiann M. Kowalski. July 2, 2020.

2020     Racial disparities persist in electric service. Is ‘willful blindness’ to blame? Energy News Network, by Kathiann M. Kowalski. July 1, 2020.

2020     Fighting climate change isn’t just an environmental issue — it’s a social justice issue too. The Rising, by Emily Dao. June 4, 2020.

2020     DTE, Consumers report on shutoffs, actions to protect vulnerable customers under MPSC order. Planet Detroit, by Jena Brooker & Nina Ignaczak. May 1, 2020.

2020     Michigan environmental justice council to take on energy access and pollution. Energy News Network, by Andy Balaskovitz. February 10, 2020. 

2019     Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills. City Lab, by Brentin Mock. November 25, 2019.

2019     San Jose Becomes the Largest City in the US to Ban New Natural Gas Lines. Earther, by Yessenia Funes. September 19, 2019. 

2019     Climate Resilience on Detroit’s East Side. Belt Magazine, by Nina Misuraca Ignaczak. September 13, 2019. 

2019     In Detroit, a legacy of inequality creates obstacles to clean energy. Energy News Network, by Biba Adams. May 29, 2019.

2019     Energy revolution must give low-income communities better access to affordable technologies. The Energy Mix. May 28, 2019. 

2019     Why Low-Income Households Need to Be Part of the Clean Energy Revolution. Yale Environment 360, by Katherine Bagley. May 16, 2019.

2019     A Look at Climate Change and Why Black People Will Be Among Those Hardest Hit. BlacDetroit, by Paris Giles. May 1, 2019.

2018     Energy access is not created equal. This Ann Arbor organization is trying to change that. Concentrate Magazine, by Jaishree Drepaul-Bruder. October 31, 2018.

2018     Applications for energy assistance to be open all year starting Oct. 1. Michigan News, by Maya Goldman. September 28, 2018.

2018     Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Harder to Find, More Expensive in High-Poverty Neighborhoods. Greentech Media, by Justin Gerdes. May 21, 2018.

2018     Going green is harder for Detroit’s low-income communities. Grist.com, by Greta Jocham. May 9, 2018.

2018     Access to energy-efficient lighting varies with poverty levels. The University Record, by Jim Erickson. April 11, 2018. 

2017     Wealthy benefit most from Michigan’s energy savings plans, study finds. Bridge Magazine, by Andy Balaskovitz. December 14, 2017.

2017     In Michigan, study shows utility energy savings mostly benefit wealthier customers. Midwest Energy News, by Andy Balaskovitz. December 13, 2017.

2017     How the Urban Energy Justice Lab is opening new households to LIHEAP, Weatherization, and energy assistance help. LIHEAP.org, by Jake Brown. October 31, 2017.

2016     How Detroit’s Climate Change Activists are Using Science to Plan for a Warmer City. ModelDMedia.com, by Nina Ignaczak. October 31, 2016.

2015     The EPA has a plan to protect vulnerable communities. Will it work? Grist.org, by Brentin Mock. April 27, 2015.

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