Efficiency Canada has long emphasized the need for a national low-income energy efficiency strategy.
With energy costs going up, and low-income Canadians spending more on electricity and natural gas than fuel oil, we need a low-income energy efficiency policy that targets all fuels and supports Canadians regardless of where they live.
New federal funding aims to address climate change and affordability, but is it sufficient?
New polling data shows strong national support for low-income energy efficiency. However, the federal government still has no strategy to help most low-income Canadians in need.
Energy poverty needs to be prioritized at the national level if the transition to net-zero emissions is to be fair and just. The federal government can play a leadership role by expanding the scale and scope of low-income energy efficiency.
This blog responds to a Canada Energy Centre brief blaming sustainable energy for energy poverty.