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The UK energy debate in the 1980s - cease-fire or new consensus

Jones, MR (1990) The UK energy debate in the 1980s - cease-fire or new consensus. Energy Policy, 18. pp. 381-388.

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The energy debate in the UK was noticeably muted in the late 1980s. It has been suggested that this was the result of the emergence of a new consensus replacing the polarized arguments of the 1970s. However, analysis of the 1987/88 viewpoints of the main actors in the UK energy debate suggests that there was still a large divergence between their pespectives. A number of reasons for the absence of controversy may be identified. These suggest that the circumstances of the late 1980s may be more easily explained as a temporary ‘ceasefire’ in the energy policy debate, rather than a permanent cessation of hostilities.

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