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"Energy Policy" to publish PESD critique of South African Free Basic Electricity

Mark Howells, David G. Victor, Trevor Gaunt, Rebecca J. Elias and Thomas Alfstad contributed to the paper to be published in Energy Policy in the near future. The working paper version critiques the South African policy of Free Basic Electricity in poor areas, highlighting the stress of coincident use of electricity for cooking and the influence of energy choice by the availability of free electricity. The paper explores alternatives including LPG and credits.