Energy Economics in Britain

  • Paul Tempest

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Current Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. The United Kingdom Energy Framework

      1. Nigel Lawson
        Pages 5-14
    3. Aspects of United Kingdom Energy Supply

      1. Gerald Manners
        Pages 17-33
      2. Roger Williams
        Pages 35-58
      3. G. Corti
        Pages 59-72
      4. Niall Trimble
        Pages 73-77
    4. Aspects of United Kingdom Energy Demand

      1. Pat O’Sullivan, Robin Wensley
        Pages 93-107
      2. T. W. Berrie, B. D. Mallalieu, K. R. D. Mylon
        Pages 109-127
    5. Taxation and Finance

  3. Forecasting, Contingency Planning, Theory and Macro-Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Energy Forecasting

    3. Contingency Planning

      1. Robert Belgrave
        Pages 213-217
      2. Walter Greaves
        Pages 219-249
    4. Interfuel Substitution

    5. The Impact of Energy on the Economy

      1. L. G. Brookes
        Pages 293-318
  4. A Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-320
    2. The Price of Firewood and Coal

      1. Eric Price
        Pages 337-352
      2. Eric Price
        Pages 353-368
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 369-423

About this book


Paul Tempest Energy economics is, in national policy, a vital point of inter­ section where Government, industry, finance, research and many other interests meet. In Britain, it is not a recognised profession or academic discipline in its own right. Perhaps it is part of our national style and heritage that it never should be so compartmentalised. Indeed, energy economics is an interest which cannot easily be con­ strained within even national boundanes: international energy mar­ kets impinge everywhere through external demand, supply and price affecting profoundly every aspect of the economy. THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ENERGY ECONOMICS Over the last few years, an increasing need has been widely perceived for free and open discussion of the major energy and eco­ nomic issues of the day. Easy communication and the joint imple­ mentation of technological progress seem, worldwide, the safest route to resolving national and international problems. Such co­ operation and interchange also bring into the light national and local political myopia, bureaucratic inertia, academic dogma and the dis­ tortions of an imperfect market system.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Tempest
    • 1
  1. 1.Graham & Trotman LtdLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7357-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7355-1
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