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Energy Equity Strategy: Public Survey

Energy inequity is when households are having a hard time paying for their heat and electricity bills. It is a severe issue impacting approximately 64,000 households in Calgary every year. Please fill out this survey to help us understand what problems you may be facing and what ideas you have. Your feedback is very important to help us find better ways to help you and other Calgarians with energy costs.

Background
The City of Calgary is committed to taking action on energy inequity in the Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 with these goals: 
  • By the year 2030, we want to help decrease home heating and power problems for half of the people who have troubles today. 
  • By the year 2050, we want to completely get rid of home heating and power problems.
  • Along the way, we are working hard to cut down on our greenhouse gas emissions. 

Energy inequity is affected by three main factors: 
  • How much money households have.
  • How much heat and power costs. 
  • How good buildings are at holding in heat and using power without wasting it. 

The City of Calgary respects your privacy and understands that sharing personal experiences can be difficult. The City will not request any personal identifying details such as name and contact information and all information gathered will be used to inform the Energy Equity Strategy. The personal information collected in this survey is done so under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33(c) and will be used to inform City of Calgary Energy Equity Strategy. If you have questions about the collection or use of your information, please send an email to Brittany.tran@calgary.ca, City of Calgary Corporate Environmental Specialist or send a letter to Corporate Environmental Specialist at City of Calgary, 800 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, AB T2P2M5, mailbox 111.
 
The City also understands that recounting and sharing personal experiences can be difficult. Your wellbeing is our top priority. If at any point during the survey, you feel uncomfortable, we suggest taking a break or stopping the survey altogether, as you see fit.

Research
Before we started engaging, we completed background research and had discussions with local organizations on energy equity, the challenges faced by many people, and what things often make it difficult for people to afford home heat and power. This survey will help confirm what we have learned about the challenges and understand what the best solutions are. 
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