Last Year there were 886,000 households in California shut off by PG&E, Edison, SDG&E and SoCal Gas in 2017, impacting more than 2.5 million people, most of whom are children. Those most affected by energy insecurity include families struggling to make ends meet, communities of color, immigrants, people for whom English is not a first language, elders, and people with disabilities.
Living Without Power documents energy insecurity and public health threats by:
- Mapping utility disconnections in California so that we can see where and in what communities they are concentrated.
- Partnering with grassroots communities across northern, central, and southern California to conduct community research linking utility shutoffs with health impact.
- Sharing stories and lived experiences of California residents struggling with energy insecurity to humanize them and remove the stigma of being shut off.
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