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Low income energy efficiency programs in budget 2021
20% of all Canadian households face high energy burdens – spending more than double the Canadian median on home energy needs as a percentage of income. As the Government of Canada prepares the 2021 Federal Budget, we need to come together to ensure that everyone is included.
SPEAK UP FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
We’re encouraged to see the government recognizing the importance of energy efficiency for Canada’s future. However, there is still more to be done.
The energy efficiency community needs to speak up and voice our support for energy efficiency for all, to ensure that Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet can enjoy energy savings. Deep retrofits are vital to meeting our climate and recovery goals. However, the 20% of Canadians living with high energy cost burdens will not be able to access efficiency upgrades that require upfront financial commitments.
We need programs that are accessible for everyone.
Highlighted below are a few examples of meetings that have taken place and actions that have occurred as a result.
Jenica Atwin, MP for Fredericton, asks a question in Parliament about energy efficiency after our meeting.
Efficiency Canada and our supporters have so far met with more than
MPs across Canada
Anthony Rota, MP for Nipissing—Timiskaming, created a great video about energy efficiency in Canada and in his community after our meeting.
Sven Spengemann, MP for Mississauga-Lakeshore enjoyed learning more about energy efficiency businesses in his riding and the benefits they are providing the community.