Energy Burden in Texas
Energy burden is a measure of energy poverty representing the percentage of population that spends a significant amount of their income for energy bills. In specific areas of Harris County in Texas, more than 7% of population spend more than 20% of household income to cover energy bills!
Just imagine how it feels to give up on food in order to pay for your energy needs...
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