Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies

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This booklet draws general guidelines to be used by policy makers when reforming national energy pricing and subsidy schemes. The Guidelines suggest the best policy options as well as measures to alleviate the full impact of higher energy prices on those least able to absorb them. They also point out policy measures and related tools for flexible energy price adjustments and removal of harmful subsidies. This is a trilingual publication in English, French and Russian.

English, French, Russian,


Guidelines on reforming energy pricing and subsidies

The primary goal of energy pricing reform should be to create a well-functioning competitive market, aimed at increasing economic efficiency and improving quality of energy services. It should fully take into account the economic, environmental and social concerns of governments and society, in promoting the sustainable production, transmission and use of energy.


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