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Thanksgiving amidst Affordability Challenges for Environmental Services

November 26, 2014

This week of Thanksgiving, we at the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) are grateful for many things, including work in an interesting field and the opportunity to assist communities with the challenges of sustainable environmental finance. But not all Americans are so fortunate during this holiday time, including when it comes to affording needs such as drinking water, wastewater, electricity, stormwater, and other environmental services.

Water Services are Cheap, Right? Maybe Not for Everyone…

May 29, 2013

Jeff Hughes is a Faculty member at the UNC School of Government and the Director of the UNC Environmental Finance Center. Jeff is also the Principal Investigator for the Water Research Foundation’s “Defining a Resilient Business Model” Project (#4366). Conventional … Continued

The Increasing Need to Address Customer Affordability

May 29, 2012

Stacey Isaac Berahzer is a Senior Project Director for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, and works from a satellite office in Georgia. Water prices are rising faster than any other utility service nationally. Of course, there … Continued