For some families high temperatures (or cold mornings) mean choosing between paying their electricity bills and being able to put food on the table or filling their prescriptions.
They can lead to people turning off the air conditioner to save electricity, which can have deadly consequences for elderly asthma patients. Or they might have to skip payments, risking disconnection.
Energy efficiency can help address the inequalities of energy insecurity and environmental injustice at both ends, by making energy bills more affordable for vulnerable people while also reducing the need for energy production (and therefore reducing the associated pollution). Click here for more information.