Closing the Energy and Transportation Affordability Gap for Connecticut’s Low- and Moderate-Income Households

Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

According to a recently released report, combined spending on energy, transportation, and housing in Connecticut households exceeds affordable levels in areas throughout the state. On average, these costs are 49% statewide, which is above the 45% threshold for affordability. Low- and moderate-income households are being burdened at a higher rate – 68% – than wealthier residents because these costs consume a larger portion of a household’s income.

In this webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance, guest speakers discussed the findings of an October 2020 report, “Mapping Household Energy and Transportation Affordability in Connecticut,” which was produced by VEIC on behalf of the Connecticut Green Bank and Operation Fuel. The report details how costs for these basic needs impact rural and urban communities in Connecticut, and it highlights gaps and opportunities in existing clean energy programs.


  • Emily Basham, Connecticut Green Bank
  • Gannon Long, Operation Fuel
  • Justine Sears, VEIC
  • Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, VEIC
  • Abbe Ramanan, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of the State Energy Strategies project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.