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Energy reforms in central and eastern Europe - status and prospects

Journal Article:

Abstract

By the end of the winter 1991/92, the energy situation in central and eastern Europe had further deteriorated. Despite a significant fall in industrial demand, supply shortages occurred, pollution continued and safety problems remained potentially high. Top-down legislative and institutional reforms met with conflicting policies and structures. Energy trade declined and traditional trade patterns disintegrated. Western assistance had increased but had little impact on actual energy supplies, efficiency, pollution or safety as it was aimed at supporting structural reforms and securing a stable macro-economic famework. Also private sector investments while growing remained limited. Legislation on foreign investments, demonopolization and concessions, and energy policies were either still under debate or undergoing the first tests of their practicability and appeal. As 1992 unfolds the energy reform process appears at a critical stage. Its final success would seem to depend on a further special effort on the part of all concerned and on prioritisation. As the various initiatives depend on each other, their international co-ordination becomes a separate issue. 11 refs., 1 tab.
Authors:
Brendow, K [1] 
  1. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1992
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
CLA-92-100944; EDB-92-149952
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Global Energy Issues; (Switzerland); Journal Volume: 4:1/2
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; EUROPE; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; AIR POLLUTION; ENERGY DEMAND; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; INVESTMENT; LEGISLATION; TRADE; USSR; ASIA; COOPERATION; DEMAND; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; POLLUTION; 290301* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety- Regional & Global Environmental Aspects- (1992-)
OSTI ID:
7280976
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0954-7118; CODEN: IJGIE
Submitting Site:
CLA
Size:
Pages: 7-12
Announcement Date:
Oct 15, 1992

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Citation Formats

Brendow, K. Energy reforms in central and eastern Europe - status and prospects. Switzerland: N. p., 1992. Web.
Brendow, K. Energy reforms in central and eastern Europe - status and prospects. Switzerland.
Brendow, K. 1992. "Energy reforms in central and eastern Europe - status and prospects." Switzerland.
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title = {Energy reforms in central and eastern Europe - status and prospects}
author = {Brendow, K}
abstractNote = {By the end of the winter 1991/92, the energy situation in central and eastern Europe had further deteriorated. Despite a significant fall in industrial demand, supply shortages occurred, pollution continued and safety problems remained potentially high. Top-down legislative and institutional reforms met with conflicting policies and structures. Energy trade declined and traditional trade patterns disintegrated. Western assistance had increased but had little impact on actual energy supplies, efficiency, pollution or safety as it was aimed at supporting structural reforms and securing a stable macro-economic famework. Also private sector investments while growing remained limited. Legislation on foreign investments, demonopolization and concessions, and energy policies were either still under debate or undergoing the first tests of their practicability and appeal. As 1992 unfolds the energy reform process appears at a critical stage. Its final success would seem to depend on a further special effort on the part of all concerned and on prioritisation. As the various initiatives depend on each other, their international co-ordination becomes a separate issue. 11 refs., 1 tab.}
journal = {International Journal of Global Energy Issues; (Switzerland)}
volume = {4:1/2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1992}
month = {Jan}
}