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Energy Social Sciences: Mapping Energy Burden & Cost in the U.S.

Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool

  • The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed an interactive mapping tool that allows the public to explore energy burden and cost across the U.S.
  • Data of energy burden and cost are available by states, counties, census tracts, and cities.
  • Start exploring the Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) tool by clicking this link.
  • Refer to the methodology by clicking this link.
  • The census tract level data is curated and available for analysis on Redivis.
  • Watch the tutorial of the LEAD Tool: