The impact of rising energy prices on the poor over time in the United States.

The impact of rising energy prices on the poor over time in the United States.

Date: August 2002
Creator: Long, Pei-Ling Amy
Description: Policy makers and households are concerned about the impact of rising energy prices on low-income households. In a trend starting in the 1970s, low-income households are spending an increasingly disproportionate share of their income on home energy. The burden on a household imposed by energy prices can be analyzed through four factors: energy price, energy consumption, income level, and level of assistance provided to help with the costs of energy. The combination of these factors indicates that the energy burden is continuing to be disproportionately large for the nation's poor. Therefore, policy makers make further efforts to alleviate this burden by modifying energy pricing regulation.
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Net Metering Programs

Net Metering Programs

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with net metering schemes to measure a site's electricity generation versus a site's electricity production, with customers only paying for the net electricity consumed.
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Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Green Building Council
Description: This document encourages governments to use LEED certifications in the construction of government buildings, and to promote LEED buildings in their jurisdictions. The document provides advice on how to promote and administer such projects.
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Fueling sustainable development: The energy productivity solution

Fueling sustainable development: The energy productivity solution

Date: October 2008
Creator: McKinsey Global Institute
Description: The booklet describes the mounting policy and business concerns surrounding the supply of energy and argues that the most cost-effective way to address these concerns is through improving energy productivity and adopting existing energy-efficient technologies that pay for themselves in future energy savings. The document supports the role of public policy in encouraging consumers and businesses to capture the benefits of higher energy productivity.
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Renewable Energy: Sustainable Development in Africa

Renewable Energy: Sustainable Development in Africa

Date: unknown
Creator: World Future Council
Description: Fact sheet on World Future Council's activities in Africa with the goal of promoting the use of renewable energy technologies that promote economic development and quality of life through basic needs and access to education and health care.
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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Ridesharing

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Ridesharing

Date: 2012
Creator: Garrett, Kim; Bell, Jesse; Huang, Yan & Powell, James
Description: This report discusses research on reducing our carbon footprint through ridesharing. The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Shared Ride: Transportation, Carbon Footprint and Ridesharing

Shared Ride: Transportation, Carbon Footprint and Ridesharing

Date: 2012
Creator: Garrett, Kim; Bell, Jesse; Huang, Yan & Powell, James
Description: This poster discusses research on transportation, carbon footprinting and ridesharing. The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it.
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Non-Uniform Grid-Based Routing in Sensor Networks

Non-Uniform Grid-Based Routing in Sensor Networks

Date: 2009
Creator: Akl, Robert G.; Kadiyala, Priyanka & Haidar, Mohamad
Description: This paper discusses non-uniform grid-based routing in sensor networks.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering