The main factors driving energy poverty in Canada are high energy costs, low income and inefficient housing conditions, according to energy and social sustainability expert Assistant Prof. Runa Das as she discusses energy poverty, geography and the role of policy support with In Over My Head podcaster, Michael Bartz.
Here is some of what she had to say:
“I think the first thing that needs to be acknowledged is that there is something here. That renters need these supports, that we can’t just have programs for homeowners…we need to invest in programs for those who are low income, for those who are renters to progress transition,” says Das. And it has a dual benefit for helping these people, but also for decarbonizing the sector and transitioning.”
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