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The Economics and Uncertainties of Nuclear Power

By: François Lévêque(Author)
326 pages, 3 b/w illustrations
The Economics and Uncertainties of Nuclear Power
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Is nuclear power a thing of the past or a technology for the future? Has it become too expensive and dangerous, or is it still competitive and sufficiently safe? Should emerging countries invest in it? Can we trust calculations of the probability of a major nuclear accident? In the face of divergent claims and contradictory facts, The Economics and Uncertainties of Nuclear Power provides an in-depth and balanced economic analysis of the main controversies surrounding nuclear power. Without taking sides, it helps readers gain a better understanding of the uncertainties surrounding the costs, hazards, regulation and politics of nuclear power. Written several years on from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011, this is an important resource for students, researchers, energy professionals and concerned citizens wanting to engage with the continuing debate on the future of nuclear power and its place in international energy policy.

Contents

Introduction

Part I. Estimating the Costs of Nuclear Power: Points of Reference, Sources of Uncertainty:
1. Adding up costs
2. The curse of rising cost
3. Nuclear power and its alternatives

Part II. The Risk of a Major Nuclear Accident: Calculation and Perception of Probabilities:
4. Calculating risk
5. Perceived probabilities and aversion to disaster
6. The magic of Bayesian analysis

Part III. Safety Regulation: An Analysis of the American, French and Japanese Cases:
7. Does nuclear safety need to be regulated?
8. The basic rules of regulation
9. What goal should be set for safety and how is it to be attained?

Part IV. National Policies and International Governance:
10. Adopting nuclear power
11. Nuclear exit
12. Supranational governance: learning from Europe
13. International governance to combat proliferation

politics and trade
Conclusion
Index

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Biography

François Lévêque is Professor of Economics at Mines ParisTech and a part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute). He has advised many international bodies on energy policy and the economics of regulation, including the International Energy Agency, the OECD and the European Commission. He is the editor of energypolicyblog.com.

By: François Lévêque(Author)
326 pages, 3 b/w illustrations
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