This text offers the first systematic and comprehensive overview of the economic geography of the UK for two decades. With contributions by many of the leading academics in the field, it offers a powerful case for exploring the UK economy from a geographical perspective.
- Investigates a single aspect of the UK economy within each chapter
- Covers topics including: the uneven development of the UK, the city and finance, government spending, pensions, housing, manufacturing, business services, agriculture, retailing, energy, immigration, and labor market change
- Demonstrates how the UK economy's fortunes are increasingly shaped by its links to the wider European and global economies
Written for students studying the economic development of the UK, the text offers a vibrant, easy-to-understand analysis of the current and future challenges that face the contemporary UK economy.
Chapter 14: UK Energy Dilemmas: Energy Security and Climate Change
UK Energy Dilemmas: Energy Security and Climate Change
- To review recent trends in UK energy production and consumption
- To assess the energy security challenges that now face the UK
- To consider the consequences of the green house gas emission targets set by the UK government
The UK Government's White Paper on Energy (DTI, 2007: 6), Meeting the Energy Challenge, noted that ‘energy is essential in almost every aspect of our lives and for the success of the economy’. It then identified two long-term energy challenges: first, ‘tackling climate change by reducing CO2 emissions both within the UK and abroad’; and second, ‘ensuring secure, clean and affordable energy as we become increasingly dependent on imported fuel’. This is the crux of ...