Energy, Utilities, & Telecommunications

One in three households in the United States struggles to afford their home energy bills. Among Black and Latino households, those numbers are even larger. NCLC works to make home energy and utility service affordable and available for all, while also expanding access to energy-saving technology and supporting the fight against climate change.

Key Topics

Affordable & Equitable Utility Service

Advocating for home energy and utilities that are clean, affordable, and equitable.

Climate Change

Ensuring that the transition to clean energy centers affordability and access.

Digital Divide

Ensuring access to affordable, quality voice and internet services for everyone, regardless of income or geography.

Electric Vehicles

Working to ensure that electric vehicle policies address the transportation needs of low-income consumers.

Energy Efficiency

Advocating for free and low-cost programs to improve energy efficiency and upgrades and oppose unaffordable financing.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Working for affordable access to home heating and cooling services, which are essential for safe and healthy housing.

Stay Connected

Maintaining access to heating, electricity, gas, phone, and broadband for all low-income customers by providing expert support and training opportunities to front-line social service workers and advocates.

Utility Consumer Protections & Bill Payment Assistance

Ensuring that all families have access to utility service and financial help when needed.


Fighting for affordable water and sewer service for all families.


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