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The Home Energy Affordability Gap

In 2003, Fisher, Sheehan & Colton introduced a model that calculated the dollar amount by which "actual" home energy bills exceeded "affordable" home energy bills on a county-by-county basis for the entire country. This is the "home energy affordability gap."

Updated every year since then, the model has become an invaluable tool for research,legislative analysis, program-planning, and advocacy. For more information visit the Home Energy Affordability GapLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. website.

In June 2011, Fisher, Sheehan & Colton completed an in depth analysis of the Home Energy Affordability Gap in New York State for households at various thresholds of the Federal Poverty Level and State Annual Median Income in order to quantify the Affordability Gap across the state. Below, please find the report and county fact sheets, which provide the aggregate affordability gap; the per-household affordability gap; and household energy burdens by county.

The Report

Fact Sheets:

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Last Updated: 08/08/2014