About the product
The Energy Resource Development Series is a biennial publication, which addresses a selected theme of current interest to analysts, policy makers and planners in the energy sector. This publication takes up the theme of energy, environment and sustainable development. It is largely based on material presented at the Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Energy Infrastructure and Energy Pricing Policies held in Bangkok from 28-30 May 1997. Sustainable energy development and management are in many ways contingent upon the right pricing signals to the users. On the other hand, for investment purposes also, particularly for private sector participation in energy infrastructure, appropriate energy pricing is a prerequisite at a time when private sector funding is seen as a necessity to address the energy infrastructure bottleneck in social and economic development.