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Energy, the State, and the Market

British Energy Policy since 1979

Revised Edition

Dieter Helm

  • The government published a White Paper on energy policy in early 2003, and major legislation is due in the 2003/2004 session.
  • The book suggests how to solve the current energy crisis.
  • It is a detailed case study of the wider question of government intervention in issues such as security of supply and climate change, and the limits to competition and market forces in energy, with applications across the economy.
  • 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.
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