Energy in a Competitive Market: Essays in Honour of Colin Robinson

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In 11 papers from a summer 2000 conference held in Surrey, England, energy economists from Britain, elsewhere in Europe, and Japan promote the notion that markets are key to an efficient allocation of energy as well as of everything else. Among their topics are yardstick competition and efficiency benchmarking in electricity distribution, the Swiss electricity industry and the regulation of distribution prices, British coal in competitive energy markets, modelling underlying energy demand trends, long-run carbon ...
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Overview

In 11 papers from a summer 2000 conference held in Surrey, England, energy economists from Britain, elsewhere in Europe, and Japan promote the notion that markets are key to an efficient allocation of energy as well as of everything else. Among their topics are yardstick competition and efficiency benchmarking in electricity distribution, the Swiss electricity industry and the regulation of distribution prices, British coal in competitive energy markets, modelling underlying energy demand trends, long-run carbon dioxide emissions and environmental Kuznets curves, and modelling incentive mechanisms to meet British emissions targets. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840647983
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 233

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Electricity and gas regulation in Great Britain: the end of an era 1
2 Yardstick competition and comparative performance measures in practice 17
3 Yardstick competition and efficiency benchmarking in electricity distribution 35
4 The Swiss electricity industry and the regulation of distribution prices 61
5 Efficiency and performance in the gas industry 73
6 UK coal in competitive energy markets 88
7 Economists and the oil industry: facts versus analysis, the case of vertical integration 95
8 The economics of field cluster developments in the UK continental shelf 102
9 Modelling underlying energy demand trends 140
10 Long-run carbon dioxide emissions and environmental Kuznets curves: different pathways to development? 175
11 UK emissions targets: modelling incentive mechanisms 206
Index 225
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