In December 1990, the 12 regional electricity companies — responsible for the distribution and supply of electricity in England and Wales — were privatised. For the first few years following privatisation, real prices, profits and costs in the industry rose. Following two Price Control Reviews,...Read more
This paper examines the politics and the policy developments regarding access to electricity and water supply in Britain after the privatisation of these industries in 1990. It does this primarily through discussing two issues: paying for water and fuel poverty. It concludes that, somewhat...Read more
This report consists of three parts: 1) comparative analysis of energy sector privatization in Hungary and Kazakhstan, 2) privatization of the power and gas industries in Hungary, and 3) privatization of the power and gas industries in Kazakhstan. Hungary and Kazakhstan began their reforms in...Read more
This publication compares energy poverty policies in five countries (the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland and Hungary) based on a survey. It notes that local and national authorities are poorly equipped to provide effective solutions.Read more
The energy sector reform process is occurring throughout the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Eurasia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported this process in numerous countries. The electricity sector reform process generally...Read more
The Essential Services Commission of South Australia is interested in understanding whether the concept of fuel poverty would be a powerful tool in the South Australian context to help in understanding the link between electricity prices and financial hardship.Read more
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