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This section contains scientific articles, reports and other documents related to energy poverty.

Robić, S.

This report gives a glimpse into the everyday life of those who are severely affected by adverse impacts of living in energy poverty throughout South East Europe, while trying to provide guidance for possible paths to solving the problem. Tools and mechanisms that can provide immediate and much...Read more

Ruggeri Laderchi, C., Olivier, A., and Trimble, C.

The cost of energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as elsewhere, is an important policy issue, as shown by the concerns for energy affordability during the past harsh winter. Governments try to moderate the burden of energy expenditures that is experienced by households through subsidies to...Read more

KEMA Consulting

The overall objective of this report is to provide an overview of natural gas pricing issues (distribution and retail) in the EC member states and compare them with the European best practice. It analyses tariff levels, tariff and quality regulations and specific treatments for vulnerable...Read more

Fankhauser, S. and Tepic, S.

Low-income households spend a substantial share of their income on utility services such as electricity, heating and water. The difficulty of these socially vulnerable consumers to absorb further price increases is often used as an argument against tariff reform. However, detailed quantitative...Read more

Krishnaswamy, V.

This report reviews the non-payment problems in the electricity sector in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union during the period 1990-1997. In addition, the review also covers the problem of low cash collections and the preference in some countries for the use of cash substitutes such as...Read more