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Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Dieter Helm


This book is a major study of the new market approach to energy policy in Britain since 1979. It describes the miners' strike, the privatizations of the gas, electricity, nuclear generation, and coal industries, and looks at events such as the dash for gas, regulatory failures in setting monopoly prices, and the takeovers and consolidations of the late 1990s. The author sets out the achievements of the new market philosophy, but also analyses why it has ultimately failed to turn energy industries into normal commodity businesses. The revised paperback edition includes a new chapter on the Whit ... More

Keywords: energy policy, miners' strike, privatization, dash for gas, electricity, nuclear generation, coal industries, regulatory failures, monopoly prices, takeovers

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199270743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.001.0001


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Dieter Helm, author
New College, Oxford
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