Transforming Power: The Politics of Electricity Planning

Transforming Power: The Politics of Electricity Planning

by Aynsley Kellow
     
 

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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

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9780521476973
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

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