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Regional electricity generation and employment in UK regions

Bryan, Jane, Evans, Neil, Jones, Calvin and Munday, Max 2017. Regional electricity generation and employment in UK regions. Regional Studies 51 (3) , pp. 414-425. 10.1080/00343404.2015.1101516

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Regional electricity generation and employment in UK regions, Regional Studies. A number of electricity-generation technologies reduce carbon emissions, but with different economic and employment effects, partly consequent on how far generation capacity supports regional supply chains. In devolved regions these issues are important because of the role given to renewable electricity generation in economic development strategies. This paper analyses the regional employment supported by different electricity-generation technologies, illustrating trade-offs between generation scale and employment intensity, and shows that the regional employment supported under all pathways is modest compared with the regional economic scale. The policy implications are investigated.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0034-3404
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 14 September 2015
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 10:00

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