In March 2023, the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) and Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) published Pathway Out of Energy Poverty in Northern Ontario, a report assessing energy affordability programs available to low-income people in Northern Ontario.
Tag: energy poverty
Climate Change and Vulnerable Communities
A presentation given on April 19th by CELA Counsel, Jacqueline Wilson at the Eastern Region Legal Clinic Spring Conference.
Media Release: Ontario Energy Board Must Reverse Harmful Decision to Reduce Funding for Emergency Assistance
The Low-Income Energy Network is calling on the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to reverse its alarming decision to reduce the Low-income Energy Assistance Program to pre-COVID levels. The decision makes less money available to low-income people struggling to pay their utilities bills.
Canada’s Proposed Frame for the Clean Electricity Regulations
CELA and LIEN have written a joint submission on the Government of Canada's proposed Frame for the Clean Electricity Regulations published in July 2022.
Blog: Vulnerable Communities and Climate Change
It’s crucial that climate change declarations are accompanied by action — and, as climate change disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities, action needs to be equity-focused.
Blog: Social Justice Priorities Require Federal Funding and Attention
Canada’s federal budget for 2022 will be released this spring and has major implications for environmental social justice issues. This blog outlines environmental social justice issues that urgently need federal funding and attention.