Interim Analysis of the Story So Far

  • David Elliott
Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)


This review chapter takes stock of the story so far, up to the year 2000. Given privatisation, and, imminently, market liberalisation, the renewables clearly faced new challenges. Costs were still mostly high, and, although the NFFO did help wind projects to move to lower costs, with financial support falling for the less-developed options, their prospects looked poor. However, the prospects for solar PV, until then mostly seen as marginal, began to look-up, with a new Technology Foresight exercise also suggesting that wave and tidal stream energy should be revisited. The cyclic pattern of wave (and tidal) ups and downs seemed set to repeat.


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  • David Elliott
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  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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