“Keeping the Lights On: Discussing solutions for energy poverty in Canada” (Webinar recording)
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: Runa R. Das, Mari Martiskainen
Climate solutions, Environmental rights economics, energy, human health and well-being, climate change, fossil fuels, renewable energy
With almost one in 10 Canadian households spending more than 10 per cent of their income on energy bills, tackling energy poverty through creative and effective solutions will be key to the transition to clean, affordable and reliable electricity.
This recording captures a live webinar discussion of how energy poverty affects people in Canada and solutions for clean, affordable energy for all. It also presents a new report, “Keeping the Lights On: Ensuring energy affordability, equity, and access in the transition to clean electricity in Canada.”
- Runa Das, co-author of the report and associate professor, Royal Roads University
- Mari Martiskainen, co-author of the report and senior research fellow and co-director, Sussex Energy Group
- Abhilash Kantamneni, research associate, Efficiency Canada
- Brian Gifford, chair, Affordable Energy Coalition
- Stephen Thomas, climate policy analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
Keeping the Lights On: Ensuring energy affordability, equity and access in the transition to clean electricity in Canada
This report focuses on energy poverty in Canada. Almost one in 10 Canadian households spends more than 10 per cent of their income on energy bills. The authors lay out solutions — ranging from a national energy poverty strategy to free heat pumps — to ease the burden.