Canada’s most populace province, Ontario, has the highest numbers of households struggling with energy poverty (1.1 M households). Households that spend more than 6% of their after-tax householdincome on home energy services (or roughly twice the nationalmedian) have high home energy cost burdens, and are said to beexperiencing energy poverty.
Category Archives: Energy Poverty
#FinancialFridays: As temperatures begin their descent downwards, natural gas rates are on the rise. Are you prepared?
As temperatures begin their descent downwards, Natural Gas rates are on the rise effective October 1st, 2020. Enbridge Gas has received approval from the Ontario Energy Board for changes in the rates customers pay for natural gas. A typical residential customer will see a bill increase of about $7 to
Heat and light…both are two of the most basic human needs we need to survive and to feel content and happy. For far too many, heat and light is a struggle to achieve and maintain. When you donate to the United Way of Bruce Grey’s Utility Relief Program, you not
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has announced that they will be implementing the process that will enable customers to opt out of Time-Of-Use (TOU) pricing if they choose. The government stated back in June that it intends to introduce customer choice for consumers on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) who
Many vulnerable people across Ontario struggle to pay their energy bills each month. We know that when people can’t afford their energy bills, they usually have difficulty making ends meet for other basic needs like rent and food, too. That’s why the United Way of Bruce Grey has partnered locally