This book presents the factual, precise, complete and accessible economic elements of nuclear energy in order to contribute to an informed and dispassionate debate.
It analyzes the economic aspects of spent fuel management, including the costs and financing of long-term storage and deep geological disposal. The economic costs of a nuclear accident are also discussed from both theoretical and applied angles, based on the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Nuclear Economy 2 also examines the industrial and political aspects of the future energy mix. Nuclear energy is thus placed in the more global context of the European electricity market. Finally, this book offers a panorama of energy scenarios on the scale of France, but also of the world.
1. Management of Spent Fuels, Jacques Cantarella, Cécile Evans, Pierre Kunsch, Didier Leonard, and Jean-Paul Minon.
2. Nuclear Power in the European Electricity Market, Jacques Percebois and Boris Solier.
3. The Industrial Challenges of Nuclear Power, Xavier Ursat.
4. The Economic Costs of a Nuclear Accident, Ludivine Pascucci-Cahen.
5. Prospective Scenarios from the Present to 2050, Patrick Criqui, Rodica Loisel, and Lionel Lemiale.
Jacques Percebois is Professor Emeritus at the University of Montpellier, France. He is the founder of both CREDEN and a master’s degree in energy economics. He is also the author of several books on energy and has been a member of several national commissions on nuclear energy.
Nicolas Thiollière is a nuclear physicist and teacher-researcher at IMT Atlantique, France. He is also attached to the fundamental research laboratory, Subatech. He is a specialist in reactor and fuel cycle modeling.
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