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Conference Materials for 2016 LIEN annual conference - Toronto

"Meeting the challenges of energy affordability"

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: 63 Gould Street, Toronto, Oakham House, Ryerson University, Thomas Lounge

CONFERENCE MATERIALS


Conference kit

Final Agenda for LIEN 2016 conference

Description of LIEN and its work - 2016




Register now for the 2016 LIEN annual conference!

Registration is now open for the LIEN annual conference, “Meeting the challenges of energy affordability”.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: 63 Gould Street, Thomas Lounge (ground floor), Oakham House, Ryerson University, Toronto

What:
A gathering for social service agencies, low-income and affordable housing advocates, environmental organizations, anti-poverty groups, community legal clinics, and representatives from government agencies and utility companies, to share information and updates on current low-income energy programs, such as:

• The new Ontario Electricity Support…








Conference Materials for 2015 LIEN annual conference - Toronto

"Closing the Gap on Energy Affordability"

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West (corner Bathurst St), Toronto


CONFERENCE MATERIALS


Conference kit

Final Agenda for LIEN 2015 conference

Description of LIEN and its work - 2015













Advocates working to reduce energy poverty in Ontario welcome new electricity bill affordability program for low-income consumers

For immediate release:

March 26, 2015

 

(Toronto) The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomed Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli's announcement today that the provincial government is moving forward to establish an Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) for eligible low-income consumers to be in place by January 1, 2016.

A home energy rate affordability program has been a key component of LIEN's proposal for a comprehensive energy poverty strategy since its inception over ten years ago. Many of the essential components of that strategy have since been introduced by the Ontario Energy Board in their Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)…

Register now for the 2015 LIEN annual conference!

Registration is now open for the LIEN annual conference, "Closing the Gap on Energy Affordability".


Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West (corner Bathurst St), Toronto


What:
A gathering for social service agencies, low-income and affordable housing advocates, environmental organizations, anti-poverty groups, community legal clinics, and representatives from government agencies and utility companies, to share information on low-income energy issues such as:


• The establishment of an electricity affordability…






Advocacy group applauds Energy Minister's proactive move to help vulnerable consumers pay their bills

For immediate release:

April 24, 2014

(Toronto)The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) commends the government's commitment to ensuring ongoing affordability of electricity bills for Ontario's low-income households. The Ontario Electricity Support Program, which was announced by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli today, is an important component of a comprehensive approach to reducing energy poverty in Ontario - for which LIEN has been advocating since 2004.

"We are pleased that Minister Chiarelli has directed the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to develop an electricity rate affordability program which will help low-income consumers pay for their essential electricity service and…

LIEN annual conference 2014 - Toronto

"Celebrating a Decade of Low-Income Energy Advocacy"

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West (corner Bathurst St), Toronto

CONFERENCE MATERIALS

Conference kit

Final Agenda for LIEN 2014 conference

Description of LIEN and its work - 2014

Time for Energy Rate Affordability Program in Ontario

For immediate release:
March 25, 2014

(Toronto) As the Low-Income Energy Network celebrates its 10th anniversary today at its annual symposium, the top line message from the conference is the need for an energy rate affordability program in Ontario.

LIEN has been advocating a comprehensive solution to energy poverty in Ontario over the last ten years. From emergency energy assistance, to low-income energy conservation programs, to better terms of service for low-income consumers, there has been great progress in the province. But the missing link is an Energy Rate Affordability Program to make sure that electricity bills are within reach for low income consumers. LIEN advocates a province…


Register now for the 2014 LIEN annual conference!

Registration is now open for the LIEN annual conference, "Celebrating a Decade of Low-Income Energy Advocacy".

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West (corner Bathurst St), Toronto

What:
A gathering for social service agencies, low-income and affordable housing advocates, environmental organizations, anti-poverty groups, community legal clinics, and representatives from government agencies and utility companies, to celebrate our successes in the past 10 years and plan for future action on low-income energy issues such as:

  • Rising…



Long-Term Energy Plan a positive move, but affordable energy rate program needed to protect the vulnerable

For immediate release:

December 3, 2013

(Toronto)The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) strongly supports the government's commitment to energy conservation and renewable energy in the updated Long-Term Energy Plan which was unveiled by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli yesterday.

"Conservation and efficiency is the fastest and easiest way to meet our energy needs, and cheaper than building new generation. It also reduces our environmental impact, including greenhouse gas emissions," noted Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association, a founding member of LIEN. "We welcome the government's effort to develop a culture of conservation,…

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