Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry by Simon Taylor

A timely contribution and incisive analysis, this is the story of the British experiment in privatizing the nuclear power industry and its subsequent financial collapse. It tells how the UK's pioneering role in nuclear power led to bad technology choices, a badly flawed restructuring of the electricity industry and the end of government support for nuclear power. In this volume Simon Taylor has combined interviews with former executives, regulators and analysts with his own unique insight into the nuclear industry to provide an analysis of the origins of the crisis and the financial and corporate strategies used by British Energy plc. Arguing that the stock market was a major factor in the company's collapse by misunderstanding its finances, over-valuing the shares and giving wrong signals to management and that the government policy of trying to put all responsibility for nuclear liabilities in the hands of the private sector was neither credible nor realistic. The book concludes that failure was not inevitable but resulted from a mixture of internal and external causes that casts doubt on the policy of combining a wholly nuclear generator with liberalized power markets. This book will be of great interest to students engaged with the history of nuclear power in the UK, privatization, regulation and financial and corporate strategy, as well as experts, policy makers and strategists in the field.

Buy Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry by Simon Taylor from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415431750
ISBN-10: 0415431751
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry by Simon Taylor

Book Reviews - Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry by Simon Taylor

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry book by Simon Taylor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Simon Taylor

Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain by Simon Taylor
Paperback, March 2016
$52.05
Stirling Moss by Simon Taylor
Hardback, May 2015
$138.77
Microsoft .Net Gadgeteer by Simon Taylor
Paperback, January 2013
$46.86