Our Burden, Your Problem: A Housing and Energy Crisis of our Own Making
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- Feb 19, 2021 4:15 pm GMTJan 22, 2021 2:35 am GMT
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America’s poorly performing housing is a burden on all of us. In 2018, consumer spending on energy increased to $1.3 trillion. Through HUD, tax payers spend about $6.4 billion annually to cover energy bills in public and assisted housing. Considering that about 30% of this energy is wasted, one would expect a national outcry and loud demands from regulators that our energy service providers plug this massive leak before we pay for more generation resources, but that’s not the case.