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Transforming Power: The Politics of Electricity Planning

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This book is an exploration and analysis of the electricity industry in the context of uncertainty following the energy crisis of the 1970s and concern over the greenhouse effect. Electricity has long been regarded as a natural monopoly, but questions of privatization, regulation and government control are increasingly prevalent. The book explores these issues through case studies from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Aynsley Kellow argues for new approaches to electricity planning, which offer both economic ...

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Overview

This book is an exploration and analysis of the electricity industry in the context of uncertainty following the energy crisis of the 1970s and concern over the greenhouse effect. Electricity has long been regarded as a natural monopoly, but questions of privatization, regulation and government control are increasingly prevalent. The book explores these issues through case studies from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Aynsley Kellow argues for new approaches to electricity planning, which offer both economic and environmental benefits.

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"An excellent book for those interested in government regulation of utilities and the role of utilities in society." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521476973
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Institution and electricity planning; 2. Tasmania: the means justify the ends; 3. New Zealand: the triumph of distributive politics; 4. B. C. Hydro: winning reform after losing the peace; 5. Ontario Hydro: the decline and fall of the electric empire; 6. Victoria: uncertain reform; 7. Institutions and electricity planning.

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