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August 18, 2006 - News

Researchers publish critique of South Africa's pro-poor energy policy

South Africa's current policy of providing 50kWh of free electricity has increased peak power usage and increased pressures on the country's already strained grid. This article in Energy Policy conducts an analysis of the economics of providing subsidized power to the poor and concludes providing liquified petroleum gas (LPG) or energy vouchers in place of free electricity would be more economically sound policies.




Topics: Economics | Electricity | Energy