Nuclear Economy 1

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Economic Analysis

SCIENCES - Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Economy 1

Jacques Percebois, University of Montpellier, France.
Nicolas Thiollière, IMT Atlantique, France.

ISBN : 9781789450941

Publication Date : December 2023

Hardcover 260 pp

165.00 USD



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 begins with an in-depth analysis of the strategic policies relating to nuclear energy in France and around the world. The methodological aspects are presented exhaustively and illustrated with detailed examples and case studies.

This book provides a relevant economic study of the fuel component of nuclear energy. In this context, aspects of the uranium market are presented, before describing in detail the technical and economic components upstream of the nuclear cycle.


1. The Evolution of Nuclear Energy in the World and in France, Daniel Iracane, Stéphanie Tillement, and Frédéric Garcias.
2. Nuclear Costs: Methodological Aspects, Jean-Guy Devezéaux de Lavergne and Nicolas Thiollière.
3. The Production Costs of Nuclear Electricity, Jean-Guy Devezéaux de Lavergne.
4. The Costs of Nuclear Fuel, Cécile Evans, Sophie Gabriel, Christian Polak, and Philippe Valbuena.

About the authors/editors

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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