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LIEN Energy Poverty Toolkit

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) has designed an energy poverty toolkit. Inside the manual you will find:

  • a backgrounder on energy poverty that outlines the problem
  • a summary of existing low-income energy programs in the province and the current landscape
  • a list of barriers and common issues facing low-income energy consumers
  • examples of how to work locally…

LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Manual for 2012

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has posted an updated LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) Manual for 2012, which includes an updated Income Eligibility Chart.   The updated LEAP EFA Program Manual is effective starting September 19, 2012.

LEAP manual

The OEB has…

Saving Energy: The 6-Step Guide to Tenant Action

LIEN is pleased to announce a great new resource called "Saving Energy: The 6-Step Guide to Tenant Action"!  This Guide was written for people like you who want to help tenants save energy and money. Offering a simple 6-step approach to get neighbourhoods organized and working towards common goals, the Guide can help kick start tenant-led energy conservation activities and more.  In this Guide you…

LIEN's proposal for a low-income rate assistance program

A proposal for an Ontario Home Energy Affordability Program was developed for LIEN by Roger Colton, U.S. low-income energy expert, and submitted to the Ontario Energy Board. The proposal has five major components: rate affordability,…

Regulated Price Plan and low-income consumers

The Low-Income Energy Network's (LIEN) response to the Ontario Energy Board's Regulated Price Plan proposal.

Low-income energy conservation and assistance

In response to a request from the Minister of Energy, LIEN developed recommendations on actions the Ontario government could take to help low-income households immediately cope with the rise in electricity prices that took place April 1, 2004.

DSM for low-income consumers in Ontario

A report submitted by the Canadian Environmental Law Association, on behalf of LIEN, to the Ontario Energy Board consultation process on demand side management and demand response.

Designing a low-income energy efficiency program

LIEN received funding from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and the Ministry of Energy for the development of recommendations for a low-income energy efficiency program design for electricity local distribution companies (LDCs). This project is one of several initiatives undertaken or being pursued by LIEN, as part of its multi-faceted, comprehensive approach to easing the energy burden of low-income…

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