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www.electricitypolicy.org.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER

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Metapolicy Options for Energy in England
EPRG Working Paper 0818
V Maugis and WJ Nuttall
This paper considers policy for policy-making "metapolicy". It
specifically considers the current structures for energy policy making
applying to England within the UK. The current policy landscape is
described with a view to assessing possible improvements in policy
goal-setting and policy implementation. Three options for an alternative
governmental structure for energy policy making are analysed. The
three options are a new Department for Energy with a Secretary of State
in the Cabinet; an Energy Agency perhaps with a strategic remit and
thirdly more cooperative policy structures between numerous
institutional actors. The analysis relies upon a series of interviews with a
diverse community of expert stakeholders with substantial experience of
UK energy policy. The various options are assessed to have differing
strengths and weaknesses and as a general principle the authors
concur with the view that, when in doubt, the metapolicy with the


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