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The economics and uncertainties of nuclear power

Author: François Lévêque
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, this book provides an in-depth and balanced economic analysis of the main  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Lévêque
ISBN: 9781107087286 1107087287
OCLC Number: 891610483
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015
Description: viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Adding up costs --
The curse of rising costs --
Nuclear power and its alternatives --
Calculating risk --
Perceived probabilities and aversion to disaster --
The magic of Bayesian analysis --
Does nuclear safety need to be regulated? --
The basic rules of regulation --
What goal should be set for safety and how is it to be attained? --
Adopting nuclear power --
Nuclear exit --
Supranational governance: learning from Europe --
International governance to combat proliferation; politics and trade.
Responsibility: Francois Leveque.

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An in-depth and balanced economic analysis of the costs, hazards, regulation and politics of nuclear power.  Read more...

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'Francois Leveque uses his vast academic experience to help us understand the risks, opportunities and uncertainties of nuclear power. Nuclear power is a gamble and that's why we have to think twice. Read more...

 
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