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Global EnergyIssues, Potentials, and Policy Implications$
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Paul Ekins, Mike Bradshaw, and Jim Watson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198719526

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.001.0001

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Nuclear power after Fukushima

Nuclear power after Fukushima

prospects and implications

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(p.306) 16 Nuclear power after Fukushima
Source:
Global Energy
Author(s):

Markku Lehtonen

Mari Martiskainen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.003.0017

This chapter provides a global analysis of the state of nuclear power in a post-Fukushima world, discussing key motives for new nuclear development, as well as looking at issues such as safety, technical development, public opinion, and waste management. Whilst some countries (e.g. China, India, Russia) are now embracing nuclear power as a central part of their strategies for meeting demand and/or reducing emissions, others are explicitly turning away (Germany) from this technology in favour of alternatives. The chapter draws on the extensive existing literature on nuclear power, and explores reasons for these differences in approach. It focuses primarily on contemporary analysis of national and global developments, but includes a brief review of the history of nuclear power development.

Keywords:   nuclear power, nuclear new-build, nuclear technologies, nuclear economics

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