This primer was produced for the Collaboration on Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Ontario (CHEERIO) to provide information about recently amended Local Improvement Charge (LIC) regulations in Ontario. It outlines background information on LIC financing, program benefits and risk management, possible measures and evaluations, and LIC financing in other North American jurisdictions.
This policy brief discusses on-utility bill and property tax financing as methods for residential energy retrofits. It identifies barriers and challenges of retrofits and presents case studies of existing programs in Canada and the United States. The brief concludes with lessons learned and the implications for policy-makers.
This guide aims to inform citizens about community energy in British Columbia through the use of illustrations. Background information, key concepts, and community- and regional-level energy options are illustrated. Metro Vancouver case studies are used to exemplify energy options, as well as to explore how they may be implemented into the municipalities of Richmond and Surrey.
This primer addresses some of the issues facing small and rural communities in Ontario when gathering data for a CEP. The primer provides information on the type of data that small and rural communities should consider gathering, and identifies some of the common challenges to collecting data and how to overcome them.