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Energy, the State, and the Market : British Energy Policy since 1979 - Dieter Helm

Energy, the State, and the Market

British Energy Policy since 1979

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780199270743
Number Of Pages: 492

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A broad and lively survey of British energy policy since 1979. The book blends economic analysis with political and historical narrative. The author traces the way in which political pressures from the proponents of both nationalization and privatization, as well as environmentalists, have affected the development of an industry which forms a significant part of the national economy. There is a particular focus on the role of government and the influence of technological advances.
The revised edition includes a range of new material, including a new chapter on the White Paper on a low-carbon economy and updated discussions on nuclear power (to incorporate the 2003 Nuclear White Paper), price reviews, and emissions trading.

1: Introduction 2: The Inheritance: State Ownership, Monopoly, and Planning 3: First Steps Towards the Market Philosophy 4: Thatcher and Scargill: Getting Off the Labour Standard 5: The Nuclear Option in the 1980s: Security of Supply and National Energy Independence 6: Missed Opportunity: British Gas Privatization 7: Electricity Privatization 8: The Transition to Competition in the Electricity Industry 9: Preparing for the End of British Coal: Privatization and Decline 10: Nuclear Privatization and the End of the Nuclear Dream 11: Regulatory Failure and Financial Engineering: The RECs' First Review 12: Takeover Mania and Capital Market Competition 13: The Break-Up of British Gas 14: Domestic Competition in Gas and Electricity 15: Regulatory Reform and New Labour 16: Energy Sources, Diversity, and Long-Term Security of Supply 17: NETA and the Consolidation of Generation 18: Price Reviews Again: Asset-Sweating or Investment? 19: The Environment Moves Centre Stage 20: The European Dimension 21: Energy Policy Revisited 22: A Low-carbon Economy 23: Reinventing Energy Policy

ISBN: 9780199270743
ISBN-10: 0199270740
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised