Regulated energy prices: The end of an era?

This article is part of our special report Electricity prices.

Many European countries have various types of limits on gas and electricity prices paid by consumers, a legacy inherited from the post-war period.

These regulated energy prices often reflect long-standing policies put in place at a time when economies were still largely run by the government.

But, is it time to move beyond price regulation as energy production and consumption enters a new era?

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