20 Percent Of Vermonters Are 'Fuel Poor,' New Study Shows

Jan 29, 2015

With temperatures expected to dip below zero tomorrow, some might be tempted to crank up the thermostat a notch or two. But for many Vermonters, that small adjustment is a big financial burden.

A new study from the Vermont Law School’s Institute for Energy and the Environment says one in five Vermonters spends too much on energy. It’s called “fuel poverty," and Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, co-author of the study, spoke with VPR about the social and public health implications of the problem.