News from Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) promotes programs and policies which tackle the problems of energy poverty and homelessness, reduce Ontario's contribution to smog and climate change, and promote a healthy economy through the more efficient use of energy, a transition to renewable sources of energy, education, and consumer protection.

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Vulnerable Ontarians to see significant reductions in their electricity bills

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomes the 25 per cent reduction in electricity costs for households and even bigger reductions for low-income, northern, and rural households.

Posted:
March 03, 2017

Disconnected customers to get winter relief from Hydro One

LIEN responds to the Hydro One's announcement that it is restoring electricity to all of its residential customers who have been disconnected for bill payment arrears.

Posted:
December 07, 2016

March 23: LIEN annual conference: Meeting the challenges of energy affordability

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: 63 Gould Street, Thomas Lounge (ground floor), Oakham House, Ryerson University, Toronto

The conference is a gathering for community groups to share information and updates on current low-income energy programs.

Posted:
February 25, 2016

Save the date! LIEN annual conference on March 23, 2016

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) annual conference will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Oakham House, Ryerson University, Toronto.

Posted:
February 03, 2016

July & August: Regional information sessions about the Ontario Electricity Support Program

The Ontario Energy Board has scheduled a series of regional meetings to share information about the Ontario Electricity Support Program with its partners, social agencies, and other stakeholders.

Posted:
July 27, 2015

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

LIEN welcomes Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli's announcement today that the provincial government will establish an Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) for eligible low-income consumers.

Posted:
March 26, 2015

April 16: Register now for the 2015 LIEN annual conference

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

There is no registration fee for this conference, but space is limited. Preference will be given to those who register by April 9, 2015.

Posted:
March 16, 2015

March 25: Register now for the 2014 LIEN annual conference

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West (corner Bathurst St.), Toronto

A gathering for social service agencies, low-income and affordable housing advocates, environmental organizations, anti-poverty groups, community legal clinics, government agency reps, and utility companies.

Posted:
February 06, 2014

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

The Low-Income Energy Network has been advocating for a permanent, province-wide low-income electricity rate assistance program since 2006.

Posted:
December 03, 2013

Free Program Helps Those in Need Lower Their Energy Bills

The saveONenergy Home Assistance program (HAP) helps Ontarians in financial need reduce their home electricity bills.

Posted:
May 24, 2013

March 27: 2013 Low-Income Energy Network annual conference

Date Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Place Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West (corner Bathurst St), Toronto

Registration is now open for the LIEN annual conference, "Navigating Ontario's New Low-Income Energy Landscape". Preference will be given to those who register by March 20, 2013.

Posted:
February 28, 2013

April 13: Workshop in Windsor on low-income energy poverty issues

Date April 13, 2012
Time 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor
Contact Danette Dutot
Phone 519-256-1831
Email ddutot@citizen-advocacy.ca

Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) presents a free workshop that will provide participants with information on energy assistance and conservation/efficiency programs in Ontario.

Posted:
March 19, 2012

November 15: Register now for CLEO's webinar on energy conservation programs for people with low incomes

 Date November 15, 2011
Time 12 p.m.
Where Online

This webinar gives service providers and advocates information on  targeted energy conservation programs offered by gas and electric utilities.

Posted:
November 03, 2011

November 10: Register now for CLEO's webinar on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program

 Date November 10, 2011
Time 12 p.m.
Where Online

 This webinar gives service providers and advocates information on emergency financial assistance, customer service rules, and compliance and enforcement issues related to the Ontario Energy Board's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP).

Posted:
November 03, 2011

May 31: Low-Income Energy Network annual conference

Date May 31, 2011
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West, Toronto

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) will be holding its annual conference, "Working in Harmony on Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future."

Posted:
May 05, 2011

Ontario Energy Board improvements to customer service rules will help keep lights on for low-income people

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

Posted:
April 06, 2011

November 10: LIEN regional workshop in Kingston

Date November 10, 2010
Time 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where 1200 Princess Street, Sisters of Providence Motherhouse, Kingston

This workshop, presented by the Low-Income Energy Network, is part of the network's focus on building the capacity of network members and other organizations to become "experts" or "resource people" on low-income energy issues in their communities.

Posted:
October 14, 2010

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

A Low-Income Energy Network news release says that the Ontario government has asked the Ontario Energy Board to resume work on a province-wide strategy to help low-income consumers reduce their energy consumption and costs.

Posted:
July 12, 2010

May 26: Low-Income Energy Network annual conference

Date May 26, 2010
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto

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.

Posted:
April 23, 2010