SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

March 14, 2016 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How Many Canadian Households Live in Energy Poverty? New Study Coming Tuesday, March 15

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) -  On Tuesday, March 15 the Fraser Institute will release a new study about rising home electricity bills across Canada.

The study, Energy costs and Canadian Households: How Much Are We Spending?, identifies the percentage of Canadian households living in energy poverty, which means energy (electricity and home-heating bills) consumes 10 per cent or more of household expenditures.

The study also spotlights the differences in energy poverty levels by province.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) on March 15.


Dr. Kenneth Green, Senior Director
Natural Resource Studies, Fraser Institute

Taylor Jackson, Policy Analyst
Fraser Institute

For interviews with Dr. Green or Mr. Jackson, please contact:
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
Tel: (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238

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  • For further information, contact:
    Aanand Radia 
    Media Relations Specialist
    Fraser Institute
    Tel: (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238