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LIEN annual conference 2011 - Toronto

"Working in Harmony on Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future"

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Conference kit

Agenda for LIEN 2011 conference

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OEB improvements to electricity customer service rules will help keep lights on for low-income people

For immediate release:

Friday, April 1, 2011

(Toronto) The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomes the long-awaited release of the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) customer service rules that are specifically designed to help financially-strapped low-income households maintain their residential electricity service.

The rules released this week are part of the OEB's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - a comprehensive plan consisting of: emergency relief for consumers in short-term payment crisis; targeted energy conservation and demand management programs to reduce energy consumption and costs, and the new flexible rules on matters such as security deposit and…

2011 LIEN annual conference - mark your calendar!

LIEN will be holding its annual conference on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Harbourfront Community Centre in Toronto, from 9am to 4pm. More information, including registration details, to follow in the coming weeks via email and on the LIEN website.

LIEN regional workshop - Kingston 2010

LIEN regional workshop in Kingston on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

LIEN is focusing on building the capacity of its network members and other organizations to become "experts" or "resource people" on low-income energy issues in their communities. To facilitate this, LIEN is in the process of developing an Energy Poverty Training Manual/Toolkit.

This FREE workshop offers great networking opportunities, activities, and an opportunity to provide feedback on LIEN's draft manual.

The LIEN workshop will be facilitated by Barb De Ruyter and hosted by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.

Who is this workshop for?

Workshop participants may come from a wide range of experience and organizations.…

LIEN webinar 2010

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) invites you to participate in a webinar hosted by CLEONet on Wednesday, October 20 from 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Background:
LIEN is focusing on building the capacity of its network members and other organizations to become "experts" or "resource people" on low-income energy issues in their communities. To facilitate this, LIEN is in the process of developing an Energy Poverty Training Manual/Toolkit.

The aim of the webinar will be to:
1. Introduce key concepts of the manual so as to enable us to develop a draft based on feedback
2. Enable participants to highlight issues relevant to their organizations or communities so that…


LIEN Currents, Summer 2010 issue

LIEN currents - Summer 2010 issue

Energy Minister gives "green" light to low-income energy programs

For immediate release:                                                     July 6, 2010

(Toronto)The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is pleased that Energy and Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid issued a letter yesterday to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), requesting it to resume work on a province-wide strategy to help low-income consumers reduce their energy consumption and costs. The Minister also sent a companion letter to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), directing it to roll out an electricity conservation and demand management program targeted specifically to low-income consumers.

"This is good news for low-income consumers who have been waiting too long for a solution to energy poverty.…

LIEN Annual Conference 2010 - Toronto

"Forging Ahead: Shaping Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future"

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Conference kit

Agenda
LIEN 2-pager
Closing the gaps
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Cooling government enthusiasm for low-income energy consumers' programs?

For immediate release:                                                          May 25, 2010

(Toronto)The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is calling for a permanent energy rate affordability program for Ontario's poorest households as members from across the province gather tomorrow for their annual conference.

"Low-income consumers have been waiting too long for an energy poverty solution. They do not have the resources to reduce their energy use or meet their basic energy needs, including healthy home temperatures…

Register now for the 2010 LIEN annual conference

Registration is now open for the LIEN annual conference, "Forging Ahead: Shaping Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future".

Draft Agenda

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street

There is no registration fee for the conference and lunch will be provided, but we ask that you register as soon as possible so that we can order the right amount of food. Space is limited. Preference will be given to those who register by May 18, 2010.

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