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Biden announces $7 billion for solar energy in low-income communities

President Biden's new initiative allocates $7 billion to support solar energy in underprivileged areas, aiming to reduce energy costs and emissions.

Syris Valentine reports for Grist.

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Judge limits EPA regs in La. minority, low-income areas
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Judge limits EPA regs in La. minority, low-income areas

A federal judge in Lake Charles has at least temporarily blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing so-called "disparate impact" rules in Louisiana that require industries to reduce toxic pollutants in minority and low-income areas, such as the so-called "Cancer Alley" region along the Mississippi River.

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Rachel Samson: Climate policy that doesn’t make life unaffordable

The ongoing affordability crisis has brought into sharp focus the need for fairness and justice when it comes to the economic and societal transformations that will be required to achieve climate goals.

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One year after Ian, this Florida motel serves as a hurricane safety net

One year after Hurricane Ian, many displaced victims are still without homes, some stuck in makeshift lodgings, such as the El Rancho Motel.
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Climate change causes another issue: An increased need for air conditioners

As the climate changes, places where home air conditioning used to be rare are now seeing a need for artificial cooling. It's a new expense that's especially hard for people in low-income housing.
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States withhold cooling aid for the poor as heat gets deadlier

More than 30 million low-income households that are eligible for federal funding to defray the cost of air conditioning have not received any money from a government program that was created to protect vulnerable people from dangerous temperatures, an E&E News analysis shows.

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Chicago to pay for electric stoves, heat pumps

This $15 million initiative will directly help residents who may not otherwise have the means to remove fossil fuel appliances from their homes.