The Impact of Alternative Electricity Generation Technologies on the Scottish Economy: An Illustrative Input-Output Analysis

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Abstract

UK Energy policy is at a critical juncture, with major changes in the electricity generation mix in prospect. In Scotland significant reductions in electricity generating capacity are expected as coal- and nuclear-powered stations close, and although rapid growth of renewable capacity continues, it does so from a very small base. There is no doubt that Scotland faces very substantial shifts in the composition of its electricity generating capacity, and very probably also a major contraction in the level of that capacity in the absence of further changes in UK energy policy (such as a move to commission new nuclear generating stations). The choices made will have important economic, as well as environmental, consequences.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Pages1-26
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Input-output analysis
Electricity generation
Electricity
Energy policy
Scotland
Economics
Contraction

Keywords

  • UK energy policy
  • electricity generation
  • electricity generation in Scotland
  • renewable technologies
  • energy economics

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Glasgow : University of Strathclyde, 2006. p. 1-26.

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