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Higher Energy Bills In Some Neighborhoods Impacting Low Income Families

Some Cincinnati neighborhoods, including Winton Hills, South Cumminsville and Mount Airy, are carrying a higher burden than others when it comes to energy costs.

That has residents spending as much as 20% of their income on those bills, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati. Now the study's authors are working with the city of Cincinnati to help make multifamily housing units more energy efficient, which can lower costs for tenants and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the study on disparities in energy efficiency and how the city is responding are University of Cincinnati Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering & Construction Management Assistant Professor Amanda Webb, Ph.D.; with the city of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability, Climate Advisor Carla Walker; and Climate and Community Resilience Analyst Savannah Sullivan.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.