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Transport And Uk Energy Policy

In: The Uk Energy Experience A Model or A Warning?



    (Professor of Applied Economics and Transport and Director of the Centre for Research in European Economics and Finance, University of Loughborough, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK)


AbstractThe interaction between transport and UK energy policy has changed over time in response to fluctuations in economic and social priorities and as technology and scientific knowledge has developed. The key link between current UK transport and energy policies is via the environmental concern over the damage associated with CO2 emissions. Transport is a major and growing contributor to global warming gas emissions and, while other forms of environmental damage may be reduced by various forms of technological end-of-pipe treatments, quick-fix technical solutions to the CO2 problem are not available. This contribution outlines the main underlying issues associated with the links between transport, energy and the environment, sets out potential policy responses and discusses recent UK policy initiatives.

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  • Kenneth Button, 1996. "Transport And Uk Energy Policy," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: The Uk Energy Experience A Model or A Warning?, chapter 29, pages 393-409 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wschap:9781848161030_0029

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    Energy Studies; UK Energy; Environmental Economics;

    JEL classification:

    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • N74 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Europe: 1913-
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-


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