Ottawa to try to prove it can tackle climate change, affordability crisis at once with new low-income energy program

Ottawa to try to prove it can tackle climate change, affordability crisis at once with new low-income energy program

An energy-efficiency grants program for low-income households has risen to the top of Ottawa’s green agenda, as the federal government seeks ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while addressing Canada’s affordability crisis. The policy, which Natural Resources and Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson addressed in an interview with The Globe and Mail, is expected to be one of the few new climate-related commitments in this spring’s federal budget, as the government prioritizes cost-of-living anxieties. And it will mark a move toward …