Liberals Committed to Removing the Efficiency Nova Scotia Fee from Ratepayers’ Bills

Liberals take aim at Efficiency Nova Scotia funding

The Coast, October 23, 2013

Efficiency Nova Scotia could be in trouble, say critics of a new plan proposed by the incoming government. Ratepayers currently support the non-profit organization, which aims to reduce the amount of energy Nova Scotians use. However, the Liberals want to table legislation that would make Nova Scotia Power shareholders responsible for the organization’s funding.

During the election, the Liberals committed to removing the Efficiency Nova Scotia fee from ratepayers’ bills with the goal of cutting costs for low-income Nova Scotians, says Liberal spokesperson Kyley Harris. But the Ecology Action Centre says the plan could backfire.

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