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Vulnerable Ontarians to see significant reductions in their electricity bills

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March 2, 2017

(Toronto) The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomed the measures announced today in the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan which will provide households with an average 25 per cent reduction on their electricity costs, while low-income, northern and rural households will receive an even bigger reduction.


Disconnected customers to get winter relief from Hydro One


December 7, 2016

Disconnected customers to get winter relief from Hydro One

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomes Hydro One’s announcement today that it is restoring electricity service to all of its residential customers who are currently living without power due to disconnection for bill…

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

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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…

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

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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…

Time for Energy Rate Affordability Program in Ontario

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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…

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

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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…

LIEN open letter to the Premier re: Ontario Energy Board decision to deny approval for Toronto Hydro conservation programs

July 26, 2011


The Honourable Dalton McGuinty,
Premier of Ontario
Legislative Building
Queen's Park
Toronto ON M7A 1A1

Dear Premier,

RE: OEB decision to deny approval for Toronto Hydro energy conservation programs


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

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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…

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…

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…

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