This book, originally published in 1984 by a group of leading international commentators on the oil market and major corporate figures int eh market, investigates the underlying forces determining the oil market in the 1970s and 80s. It also discusses the important indicators which point to how the energy market was likely to develop with separate chapters on oil, coal and nuclear power.
1. Energy Economics and Policy - Lessons from the Past Nigel Lawson 2. The Changing Energy Market: What Can We Learn from the Last Ten Years? Colin Robinson 3. OPEC and the World Energy Market Edith Penrose 4. Oil Companies and the Changing Energy Market Peter Baxendell 5. The future of Nuclear Power Wolf Häfele 6. Coal Production and Trade in the Future Herman T. Franssen 7. The Crisis of 1983 - Panel Discussion Ray Dafter, Walid Khadduri, Robert Mabro, Michael Parker
In view of the recent decline of the quality of various domestic energy and natural resources and the uncertain nature of the availability of foreign supplies it is becoming increasingly important for many countries to be able to forecast more reliably the demand for energy and resources. Many of the volumes in this set, originally published between 1936 and 1995, provide models with which to measure the impact of policy decisions and technological change. Others analyze and discuss many of the issues which have enduring relevance: ailing global coal mining industries, the advent of new energy forms, increased competition from cheaper sources, strict pollution legislation and the impact that all of these issues have on productivity and employment.