Tariff policy - An economic and social Instrument of the State Cover Image

Politica tarifară – Un Instrument economic şi social al Statului
Tariff policy - An economic and social Instrument of the State

Author(s): Nicolae Mogoreanu, Sergiu Aparatu
Subject(s): National Economy, Economic policy, Public Finances
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare şi Initiative Sociale
Summary/Abstract: The European Community has been studying the issue of tariff and price policies for the main energy carriers for several years and is drawing up directives which will then be transposed into laws and regulations at Member State level. Since the beginning of the years ‘80 The Council of Ministers of the Community pointed out that “ ...cost transparency must allow the consumer to form an opinion on trends in the formation of tariffs for electricity and natural gas. He must be informed of the methods of determining tariffs, of the prices that the energy industry must pay for primary energy resources, as well as of other costs involved in transforming primary energy into final energy and its transport and distribution to consumers.” It is known that cross-subsidies can exist not only between different activities of the electricity sector (production, transport, distribution), but even between activities in other sectors (water, natural gas, heat) or even within the same sector, between different categories of consumers.

  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Romanian