So-called “energy poverty” is getting worse in rural Ontario, a Global News investigation has found, with even small households paying hundreds of dollars a month to keep the lights on.
In the past decade, energy costs have gone up 100%, which has caused for politicians,
A number of factors are fueling the increases, including subsidies for clean energy, dealing with aging nuclear plants and maintaining and modernizing the province’s vast transmission and distribution system. But the problem is especially acute in rural Ontario, where steep delivery charges are the norm.
Hydro One is responsible for the energy distribution in rural areas in Ontario, and it hasn’t stifled the rise in hydro costs over the years, and says that they are not the ones to blame.
Have you been affected by the energy hikes, and what have you done to counteract them?
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