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The British Electricity Experiment : Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons.

Author: John Surrey
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1990, energy in the UK underwent a unique and fundamental transformation, with the privatization of the electricity supply industry. This is the first book to fully assess the experiment. It first explains how - and why - the British electricity supply industry was privatized. It then identifies the subsequent changes in electricity prices, profits, employment, investment, nuclear power and renewable, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Surrey, John.
British Electricity Experiment : Privatization: the record, the issues, the lessons.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Surrey
ISBN: 9781134050215 1134050216 9781134050147 1134050143
OCLC Number: 863823467
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; The Authors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; I FROM PUBLIC TO PRIVATE OWNERSHIP; I Introduction; John surrey; 2 UK Electricity Supply under Public Ownership; John Chesshire; 3 The Privatization of the Electricity Supply Industry; Steve Thomas; II THE RECORD, 1990-96; 4 The Development of Competition; Steve Thomas; 5 Regulation; Gordon MacKerron and Isabel Boira-Segarra; 6 Effects on Demands for Fossil Fuels; Mike Parker; 7 Nuclear Power Under Review; Gordon MacKerron; 8 Renewable Generation --
Success Story? Catherine Mitchell9 The Winners and Losers So Far; Gordon MacKerron and Jim Watson; III THE ISSUES; 10 Competition: The Continuing Issues; Mike Parker; 11 Unresolved Issues of Economic Regulation; John Surrey; 12 Strategic Government and Corporate Issues; Steve Thomas; IV A MODEL TO FOLLOW?; 13 General Conclusions and Lessons; Mike Parker; Notes and References; Index.
Series Title: Energy and Infrastructure Set.

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In 1990, energy in the UK underwent a unique and fundamental transformation, with the privatization of the electricity supply industry. This is the first book to fully assess the experiment. It first explains how - and why - the British electricity supply industry was privatized. It then identifies the subsequent changes in electricity prices, profits, employment, investment, nuclear power and renewable, and the extent to which each of these was due solely to privatization or to other factors, or could have come about by reform of the previous model, rather than privatization. Finally, the.

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