New CCPA report makes recommendations to help reduce “energy poverty”


The CCPA’s report “Fighting Energy Poverty in the Transition to Zero-Emission Housing,” examines the impacts increased energy costs are having on low income households. The term “energy poverty” is used to describe households who are not able to meet their basic energy needs due to rate increases. The report’s recommendations include: keeping  a two-tier system in billing, with rate increasing affecting only those with larger incomes, targeting older housing stock and multi-unit dwellings for retrofits, and investing in green jobs training. Read Marc Lee’s op-ed in the Vancouver Sun.

Download Fighting Energy Poverty in the Transition to Zero-Emission Housing here.


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