COVID-19 assistance needs to target energy insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes in social and economic conditions may affect the prevalence of energy insecurity. Essential relief must be provided to the growing number of households that are energy insecure and protect them from even more dire circumstances caused by utility disconnections and unpaid energy bills.

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Fig. 1: Percentage of income spent on energy.

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Graff, M., Carley, S. COVID-19 assistance needs to target energy insecurity. Nat Energy 5, 352–354 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-020-0620-y

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