Dr. Michelle Graff, Assistant Professor in the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs, was quoted in an article by Vox, “Why your gas bill might be way higher this winter.”
In the article, Dr. Graff discussed the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federally funded program that was created to help with utility bills for people with income up to 150 percent above the federal poverty line. Dr. Graff notes that only 16.7% of income-eligible households participate in LIHEAP.
Dr. Graff examines energy policy and policy analysis, with a focus on U.S. energy assistance programs. She is additionally working with several other top early career energy researchers to advocate for an investment of time and resources in early career academics and scientists that are working at the intersection of clean energy technology development, deployment, policy, and equity implications.