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Prospects for nuclear power in Europe

Prospects for nuclear power in Europe

Thomas, Steve (2012) Prospects for nuclear power in Europe. CESifo DICE Report, 10 (3). pp. 3-8. ISSN 1612-0663 (Print), 1613-6373 (Online)

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Abstract

There is a common perception that the fortunes of nuclear power have been shaped by three major accidents at civil nuclear power plants: Three Mile Island (TMI) in 1978, Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011. These accidents were seen as triggering public opposition that made it politically difficult and sometimes impossible to proceed with nuclear power. The reality is more complex. Public opposition has been decisive in a few countries but in most, the outcome has been driven more by the connected problems of poor and deteriorating economics, finance and design issues.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This article was published within the Forum section - Energy: Sources and Strategies. [2] CESifo DICE Report is a quarterly journal for institutional comparisons. [3] The word “DICE” refers to the CESifo Group's free access “Database for Institutional Comparisons in Europe".
Uncontrolled Keywords: nuclear power, Fukushima, Europe
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9323

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