November 24, 2023

The Future Fix: Ending Energy Poverty

By Evergreen and Spacing Radio

The Future Fix is a podcast created for the Community Solutions Network

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia aims to end energy poverty and build climate resilience

Many people across the country struggle to make ends meet. In many cases, that means they experience energy poverty: they can’t afford to use energy when they need to, if at all. At the same time, we are trying to address climate change and become more resilient. What if we could address both concerns at the same time?

Energize Bridgewater was the winner of the 2019 Smart Cities Challenge. The program aims to identify where energy inefficiencies are in homes and find solutions to improve that efficiency, making the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, better prepared for our changing climate, and helping vulnerable residents who experience energy poverty and struggle to afford power.

We talk to Bridgewater’s Senior Energy Manager Asad Hussain and planner Meghan Doucette about the success of the program, and its future goals.

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Ending Energy Poverty in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia


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