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Web site contribution
Title
Electricity Subsidies: Benefiting some Regions More than Others
In
Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
Keywords
Lebanon, electricity, inequalities
Abstract
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While the recent political showdown over where to connect the Esra Gul barge to Lebanon’s power grid is indicative of the country’s unequal electricity supply, it also unearthed something more fundamental, namely, how electricity subsidies exacerbate geographical and social inequalities. Indeed, one major problem facing Electricité Du Liban (EDL) concerns the fact that production costs exceed revenues from consumers. For many years, the difference has been covered/subsidized by the state but these subsidies impact citizens differently depending on where they reside. (First paragraph)

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