ENERGY SAFETY NETS: USING SOCIAL ASSISTANCE MECHANISMS TO CLOSE AFFORDABILITY GAPS FOR THE POOR

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Contributed date

May 12, 2020 - 6:13pm

Critical Commentary

This report was published by an international NGO called Sustainable Energy For All. This NGO  was established in response to the Sustainable Development Goal 7 laid out by the Paris Agreement for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030. This report addressed matters of energy vulnerability through an initial “effort to understand how countries have leveraged social assistance mechanisms to close the affordability gaps for sustainable energy, and to spark the discourse around how other governments facing access deficits might devise similar approaches, appropriate to their own contexts, to drive progress toward universal access and achieving” (11). It gives country specific insights for 6 countries around the world as supporting data through case studies. It identifies concerns related to electricity, clean cooking, and linkages to social protections. As a new research project and original contribution to build evidence-based guidance to energy policy to improve social protections, it intends to innovate through policy developments. The examined 12 energy safety nets provide institutional contexts of initiatives to identify what has improve situations of energy vulnerabilities across the world. The report exposes problems regarding the need for consistent data between international sites to better provide design recommendations and implementation guidance to institutions and government agencies in differing economic contexts. The report claims that strong political commitment and policy formation would contribute to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy access with measures to target poor households.

Source

Sustainable Energy For All. (2020). Assistance Mechanisms to Close Affordability Gaps For the Poor. https://www.seforall.org/publications/esn

Language

English

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Sustainable Energy For All, "ENERGY SAFETY NETS: USING SOCIAL ASSISTANCE MECHANISMS TO CLOSE AFFORDABILITY GAPS FOR THE POOR", contributed by James Gall, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 May 2020, accessed 29 November 2022. https://energyrights.info/content/energy-safety-nets-using-social-assistance-mechanisms-close-affordability-gaps-poor