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 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.
Canada needs a national strategy on reducing energy poverty. The federal government can play a leadership role by expanding the scale and scope of low-income energy efficiency. Here’s what we can learn from national initiatives in other jurisdictions.