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The impact of rising electricity and gas prices on the Romanian households budgets


Abstract

The current situation determined by the increase in the price of electricity and natural gas was felt in the consumption basket of the families of employees, unemployed, the beneficiaries of social assistance both domestically and internationally. Low-budget families have become vulnerable during the cold season to the surge in electricity and gas bills. The effects caused by these increases determined the Romanian authorities to take emergency legislative measures, by compensating in the period November 2021 - March 2022, the households that are unable to pay their utility bills and that deepened in this context, their state of energy poverty.

Keywords

household, income, consumption basket, fuel, electricity, price

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