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September 2023

Inside Climate News

Inside Climate News references important research by Jenya Kahn-Lang, former Energy Institute Graduate Student Affiliate, regarding price discrimination in residential electricity markets.

“Third-party suppliers particularly targeted the low-income neighborhoods, according to a recent Berkeley Energy Institute report, which found that energy retailers did so through direct marketing…The study found that those areas with household incomes below $10,000 a year paid particularly high prices as did the neighborhoods with a large share of non-citizens, residents without high school diplomas and Black, mixed race and Latino and Hispanic residents.”


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