Atlantic Canada steeped in energy poverty, with no end in sight

More households in Atlantic Canada experience energy poverty—a situation where more than 10 per cent of household expenditures are used to pay for energy—than anywhere else in Canada. And it may get worse, as premiers of the four Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) recently met with the feds to plan an energy future for the region that relies heavily on renewables (wind, solar, etc.) and may include a national price on carbon.Earlier this year, the Fraser Institute released a study examining what Canadian households pay for energy consumption, both in the home

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