Making clean energy affordable for everyone

January 30, 2024

Federal funding and state and local policies that prioritize clean energy could help millions of families save money, breathe better air, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Washington Post columnist Bina Venkataraman interviewed AnnDyl President and CEO Kara Saul Rinaldi for a column on what it will take to make clean energy affordable for everyone.

Kara Saul Rinaldi, president of energy strategy firm AnnDyl Policy Group, says that just as cellphones were once the province of the elite, as more people who can afford them buy and install clean-energy technologies, manufacturers will take notice, bringing costs down as the quality of the products improves.

This story originally ran in the Washington Post on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Have you ever had to decide between buying food for the week and keeping the heat on? Or maybe you’ve had to choose between running enough hot water for your laundry and picking up your kid’s prescriptions. These are the kinds of trade-offs the more than 33 million American households that experience energy insecurity grapple with during cold snaps like the one that recently swept across the country.

Imagine living in a different kind of country: One in which everyone, regardless of income, has access to clean, efficient and affordable energy.

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