Forward to the Market into the 1990s

  • David ElliottEmail author
Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the focus in energy policy moved towards privatisation, with the leading renewables, like wind power, being expected to begin to move towards commercial viability so that government support could be removed. To help them, a special market-based support scheme was developed, the Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation, although the main initial beneficiary of it was nuclear power. The less-developed renewables, like wave power, were faced with diminishing levels of support, and the deep geothermal and tidal programmes were halted.


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  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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