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Background reading and related articles

Energy Policy: A time to stop pretending? Beesley Lecture, London, September 2007

What do today’s regulators and regulatees need to know? Keynote address, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Regulatory Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, July 2008.

Environmental issues in the regulation of energy. The UK’s renewable energy strategy: the return of the central planners? ACCC conference, Queensland, July 2008.

Discovering the value of water, Beesley Lecture, October 2008.

Why competition? 250 years of learning and forgetting in political economy, CCP/RPI Westminster Conference, March 2010.

Electricity sector governance in the UK, Conference on Governance and Regulation in the Electricity Sector: Balancing Independence with Accountability, Toronto, June 2010.

Where next for utility regulation? , Beesley Lecture, London, September 2010. See also presentation and notes on the discussion.

Learning from experience: what works well, and what doesn’t work well, in achieving security of supply in electricity, PX events at Party Conferences, September/October 2010.

Competition law as a tool in regulated sectors, Ofgem seminar, December 2010.

The scope/limits of incentive regulation, Keynote address, ACCC Regulatory Conference, Queensland, July 2011.

EMR: complementing or substituting for market processes?, Energy Forum, London, October 2011.

Innovation, competition and de-politicised regulation: the only way to bring down the cost of renewables? Scotsman Conference, The economics of renewables: will green energy leave Scotland in the red, Edinburgh, December 2011.

The UK’s carbon price floor policy, Letters and Notes on Regulation, Regulatory Policy Institute, January 2012, based on Chairman’s comments on Paul Dawson’s 2011 Beesley Lecture, Achieving efficient carbon reduction: is the carbon price floor the answer?

Are regulation-driven distortions jeopardising energy markets? Pallanza Group seminar, Sestri Levante, October 2012.

Regulation: current issues and challenges, NZ Commerce Commission Conference: Competition Matters, Wellington, October, 2013.