The Politics and Economics of Technology: Bankside Power Station and the Environment, 1945–81

  title={The Politics and Economics of Technology: Bankside Power Station and the Environment, 1945–81},
  author={Stephen Murray},
  journal={The London Journal},
  pages={113 - 132}
Bankside B power station was a controversial post-war addition to London’s cityscape: objections centred on its adverse visual and environmental impact on a sensitive riverside site opposite the City of London. This article argues that an array of state agencies espoused technology as the solution to Bankside’s amenity, pollution and energy-efficiency issues. However, there were tensions and conflicts between the solutionism of actors proposing — and imposing — such technology and the… Expand
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