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British energy policy in the 1990s the transition to the competitive market by Dieter Helm

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Published by Oxera Press in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • Energy policy -- Great Britain.,
  • Energy industries -- Government policy -- Great Britain.,
  • Privatization -- Great Britain.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Dieter Helm.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD9502.G72 H45 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 91 p. :
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL890696M
ISBN 101873482205
LC Control Number95180658

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