Opinion: Low-income residents need more support as NJ transitions to clean energy

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“With heating and cooling typically consuming 50% of a household’s energy bill, the disproportionate financial burden placed on low- to moderate-income families will only increase without these programs. Energy efficiency improvements and other changes can lower energy costs in the long run, with measures as simple as duct and air sealing proven to lower the average household bill by up to 20%. However, we need to make sure no one gets left behind, particularly our low- to moderate-income communities of color, who are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis.”

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