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The Resource Balancing Act : Cutting Energy Subsidies While Protecting Affordability, Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Anne Olivier, Chris Trimble

Balancing Act : Cutting Energy Subsidies While Protecting Affordability, Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Anne Olivier, Chris Trimble

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Balancing Act : Cutting Energy Subsidies While Protecting Affordability
Title
Balancing Act
Title remainder
Cutting Energy Subsidies While Protecting Affordability
Statement of responsibility
Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Anne Olivier, Chris Trimble
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 and the middle class, their political feasibility may be questioned unless appropriate ways of cushioning the impacts can be devised. Balancing these competing claims--fiscal and environmental concerns on the one hand, affordability and political economy concerns on the other--is a task that policy makers in the region are increasingly unable to put off. While challenging, the reforms needed for this balancing act can build on much that has been learned in the last decade in terms of improving the effectiveness of social assistance systems and increasing energy efficiency. This report suggests that a policy agenda that focuses on cutting subsidies to the energy sector, while investing in energy efficiency and supporting households at the bottom of the distribution, amounts to a new wave of policy reforms for the energy sector in transition countries. The feasibility of such an integrated policy agenda and the ability of these policies to balance the competing claims of fiscal responsibility and social concerns are explored through different policy scenarios, which, in their simplicity, help clarify the parameters of the policy choices many countries ECA are facing. This report is a part of a series of 3 regional reports. The series includes "Growing green: The economic benefits of climate action in Europe and Central Asia", "Balancing act: Cutting energy subsidies and protecting affordability" and "Lessons learned from energy efficiency success cases".
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DJBF
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Ruggeri Laderchi, Caterina
Dewey number
333.79/158
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9502.E8522
LC item number
R84 2013eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Olivier, Anne
  • Trimble, Chris
Series statement
Eastern Europe and Central Asia reports
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  • Electric utilities
  • Electric utilities
  • Petroleum products
  • Petroleum products
  • Power resources
  • Power resources
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Electric utilities
  • Petroleum products
  • Power resources
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe
Label
Balancing Act : Cutting Energy Subsidies While Protecting Affordability, Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Anne Olivier, Chris Trimble
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Overview -- Introduction -- Costs, subsidies and household tariffs : the status of reforms in the energy sector in ECA -- Household energy consumption patterns are unlikely to change in the short run -- Energy tariff increases can significantly affect the livelihoods of large segments of the population -- Helping households cope and adapt requires more effective social assistance and demand management -- Balancing fiscal and social sustainability in the energy sector is possible -- Addressing the social impact of energy subsidy removal through ESAS requires significant resources -- Methodological annexes -- Methodological appendix A -- Methodological appendix B -- Methodological appendix C -- Methodological appendix D -- References
Control code
828059545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821397909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828059545
Label
Balancing Act : Cutting Energy Subsidies While Protecting Affordability, Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Anne Olivier, Chris Trimble
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Overview -- Introduction -- Costs, subsidies and household tariffs : the status of reforms in the energy sector in ECA -- Household energy consumption patterns are unlikely to change in the short run -- Energy tariff increases can significantly affect the livelihoods of large segments of the population -- Helping households cope and adapt requires more effective social assistance and demand management -- Balancing fiscal and social sustainability in the energy sector is possible -- Addressing the social impact of energy subsidy removal through ESAS requires significant resources -- Methodological annexes -- Methodological appendix A -- Methodological appendix B -- Methodological appendix C -- Methodological appendix D -- References
Control code
828059545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821397909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828059545

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