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Energy Policy And Environmental Policy In The Uk

  • David Pearce
Part of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre book series (SEECE)

Abstract

In its Tenth Report, published in February 1984, the United Kingdom Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution remarked that:

The pollution concerns that have become apparent over recent years ... [have] effects [which are] widespread rather than local and often transgress national boundaries, and their potential for damage, though possibly very great, is uncertain and not easy to evaluate. It is also now recognised that some of the problems hitherto regarded as purely local may have a far wider significance: for example, air pollution from traffic in towns may contribute to the problem of acid deposition and to other longterm atmospheric problems; and industrial discharges or emissions or many substances ... may need to be controlled regionally or globally rather than merely locally. (Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 1984, p 169)

Keywords

Environmental Policy Energy Policy Sulphur Oxide Marginal Cost Price International Energy Agency 
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© P.J.G. Pearson 1989

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