Dieter Helm

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Helm at the Policy Network Politics of Climate Change conference in 2009

Dieter Robin Helm CBE (born 11 November 1956) is a British economist, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford, and Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford.[1][2][3]

He is also a member of the Economics Advisory Group to the British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and Chair of the Natural Capital Committee.[1][4][5]

His research interests include energy, utilities, and the environment.[6]

On energy and global warming[edit]

In his latest book, The Carbon Crunch, and in print media, Dieter Helm has criticised efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through current regulation and government intervention, and the deployment of renewable sources of energy, particularly wind power.[7][8][9][10]

He recommends establishing a carbon tax and carbon border tax, increased funding for research and development, and an increased use of gas for electricity generation to substitute coal.[11]

Books[edit]

As author[edit]

  • The Carbon Crunch: How We're Getting Climate Change Wrong – and How to Fix it (September 2012), ISBN 978-0300186598
  • Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979 (February 2004), revised edition, ISBN 978-0199270743

As editor[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New College, University of Oxford profile. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  2. ^ Economics Department profile. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  3. ^ Pearce, Fred. "Embracing shale gas may help cut emissions", New Scientist, 17 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  4. ^ DEFRA press release, 21 March 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  5. ^ Whipple, Tom. "Economists plan to save countryside puts price on nature", The Times, 29 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  6. ^ Guardian profile. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  7. ^ Helm, Dieter. "To Slow Warming, Tax Carbon", The New York Times, 11 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Climate change: How to fix it", The Economist, 20 October 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  9. ^ Clark, Pilita. "Ways through the world’s ‘wicked problem’", Financial Times, 5 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  10. ^ Yearley, Steve. "Insulated from the truth?", Times Higher Education, 29 November 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  11. ^ Helm, Dieter. The Carbon Crunch: How We're Getting Climate Change Wrong – and How to Fix it. Yale University Press, 2012.

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