High electricity prices putting rural Ontario in energy poverty

Ontario’s dramatic electricity price increases garnered national attention recently when a report last week on “Global National” highlighted how energy poverty is a growing concern for rural Ontarians. According to the report, even small households are having to pay hundreds of dollars a month just for electricity.The report detailed the experience of one rural Ontarian who struggles with energy costs. She shuts off her water heater during the day, hangs her laundry to dry, avoids using the air conditioner, and only runs the dishwasher at night. Despite these energy saving measures, she runs electricity bills around $300 a month.While this

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