The economics of investing in power plants is the presentation by Professor Gordon Hughes delivered to delegates attending the Scotland Against Spin conference, held on the 24th November in Stirling.

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Professor Gordon HughesProfessor Gordon Hughes is a Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh where he teaches courses in the Economics of Natural Resources and Public Economics. He is also currently a Commissioner on the Infrastructure Planning Commission.

Professor Hughes has advised governments on the design and implementation of environmental policies and has been responsible for some of the World Bank’s most important environmental guidelines. He was a senior adviser at the World Bank on energy and environmental policy until 2001.

In 2011, Professor Hughes wrote The Myth of Green Jobs for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, (GWPF). This was followed by The Impact Of Wind Power On Household Bills, the GWPF’s submission to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee for its public evidence session on the Economics of Wind Power (July 2012), and then by Why Is Wind Power So Expensive? In December 2012, he authored The Performance of Wind Farms in the UK and Denmark for the Renewable Energy Foundation.


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