Energy Costs and Low Income Ontario Residents

Collection of materials related to energy conservation and affordable electricity pricing in Ontario

CELA is a founding member of the Low Income Energy Network and works with other legal aid clinics, housing advocates, anti-poverty organizations and environmental groups on the environmental and social justice aspects of affordable electriticity.

The following linked materials include detailed reports, responses to consultation and media releases on energy conservation and ensuring the basic energy self-sufficiency of low income residents of Ontario.

Media Releases

Disconnected customers to get winter relief from Hydro One
Ontario Should Commit to Spending Cap and Trade Revenue on Low-income Ontarians
Ontario’s Energy Bill is a set up for more gas plant fiascos, say environmentalists
Ontario Electricity Support Program - Ontario Energy Board Regional Meetings in July and August
Advocates working to reduce energy poverty in Ontario welcome new electricity bill affordability program for low-income consumers
Register now for the 2015 LIEN annual conference
Advocacy group applauds Energy Minister’s proactive move to help vulnerable consumers pay their bills
Time for Energy Rate Affordability Program in Ontario
Long-Term Energy Plan a positive move, but affordable energy rate program needed to protect the vulnerable
LIEN Currents
Energy Minister gives "green" light to low-income energy programs
Cooling Government Enthusiasm for Low-Income Energy Consumers' Programs
Overview of Ontario's Green Energy Act
Green Energy Act Promising for Low Income Ontarians Says CELA
New OEB program to protect low-income consumers from rising energy costs: Board's comprehensive, province-wide approach commended by advocates
Ontario Power Authority/Conservation Bureau on right track with launch of low-income conservation program
LIEN Releases Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program
Restart of Pickering Nuclear Unit A Big Mistake Says CELA
Energy conservation could save Ontario $14 billion: new study
Consumer Protection and Energy Efficiency Strategies Released
Energy Efficiency Underestimated: 40% Reduction in Ontario Electricity Demand Possible by 2020
Lights out for low-income hydro consumers?
Ontario Government Needs to Look Before Taking Nuclear Leap

Publications