Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy Since 1979 (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Dieter Helm is Official Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford. He has been a member of the Department of Trade and Industry's Energy Advisory Panel since 1993 and is also Chairman of the Academic Panel of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He is a director of Oxford Economic Research Associates Ltd (OXERA) and has advised governments, regulators, and major companies in the UK and internationally.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199270743
ISBN-10: 0199270740
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 6th, 2004
Pages: 496
Language: English