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International perspectives on energy policy and the role of nuclear power

International perspectives on energy policy and the role of nuclear power

Mez, Lutz, Schneider, Mycle and Thomas, Steve (eds.) (2009) International perspectives on energy policy and the role of nuclear power. In: Mez, Lutz, Schneider, Mycle and Thomas, Stephen, (eds.) Multi-Science Publishing, Brentwood, UK. ISBN 978-1907132117

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Abstract

In this book, expert energy economists assess the energy policy of thirty-one countries and the role of nuclear power.

For many years the shock of Chernobyl took nuclear power off the agenda in most countries. Intense public relations activities by the industry, increasing evidence of climate change and failures to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have brought nuclear power issues back to the forefront of policy discussion in the nuclear renaissance countries. But some countries are just not prepared to go in that direction and, indeed, are still divesting themselves of their nuclear legacy, the nuclear phase-out countries. And how are nuclear issues being approached in the industrializing countries? An in-depth country-by-country analysis is presented within this framework.

Out of such an analysis emerge thematic discussions on, among others, strategy in energy policy; nuclear plant safety, the impacts of nuclear accidents; the adequacy of nuclear power expertise. [Source: publisher's product description].

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: [1] This book is jointly edited by Lutz Mez, Mycle Schneider and Steve Thomas and is partly based on papers presented by authors at the meetings of the Restructuring Energy Systems For Optimal Resource Management (REFORM) group of energy economists, and supplemented by invited expert contributions. [2] In addition to co-editing the collection, Steve Thomas also contributed the paper entitled - "Nuclear Power in Britain Since Chernobyl: A Rollercoaster Ride" (see also - http://gala.gre.ac.uk/6924).
Uncontrolled Keywords: international, energy policy, nuclear power
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:04
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1736

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