Friday, August 15, 2008

Fuel Poverty

Fuel poverty is a term many Canadians haven’t heard before(it came from Europe), but Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus says it’s going to become part of the language. Angus told a news conference in Timmins this morning he is concerned that the rising price of fuel oil and other fossil fuels will soon force many Northerners into poverty.
“It will be heat or eat,” said Angus referring to the fact that home heating oil will soon cost so much money that senior citizens and low-income earners will be forced to make a choice this coming winter between heating fuel or buying groceries.
Angus says long term solutions are needed to get Canadians into alternative heating solutions such as pellet stoves or geo-thermal heat.

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