Balancing Act: Cutting Energy Subsidies while Protecting Affordability

Balancing Act: Cutting Energy Subsidies while Protecting Affordability

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In Eastern Europe and Central Asia there are significant pressures for residential energy tariffs to rise, as government budgets are increasingly stretched and cannot afford to pay large energy subsidies. Further pressures for tariffs to rise come from environmental concerns, as the tariff levels that households now face do not cover the social costs of energy production. Because reforms that would increase energy tariffs are likely to affect significantly the poor… (more)

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Publisher: World Bank Publications (January 15, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 186 pages

File size: 9.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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