International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power

See attached leaflet. The book may be ordered at: http://www.multi-science.co.uk/nuclear_power.htm

 

International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power

Lutz Mez, Mycle Schneider and Steve Thomas
Publication date: June 2009 • ISBN 978-1-907132-11-7 • xxii + 576pp • £89

 

In this book, expert energy economists assess the energy policy of thirty one countries and the role of nuclear power.

For many years the shock of Chernobyl took nuclear power off the agenda in most countries. Intense public relations activities by the industry, increasing evidence of climate change and failures to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have brought nuclear power issues back to the forefront of policy discussion in the nuclear renaissance countries. But some countries are just not prepared to go in that direction and, indeed, are still divesting themselves of their nuclear legacy, the nuclear phase-out countries. And how are nuclear issues being approached in the industrializing countries? An in-depth country-by-country analysis is presented within this framework.

Out of such an analysis emerge thematic discussions on, among others, strategy in energy policy; nuclear plant safety, the impacts of nuclear accidents; the adequacy of nuclear power expertise.

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