Challenges Facing the Nuclear Power Industry

Renee Olson (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC028000

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The nuclear industry is in a state of flux. Proclamations of a nuclear renaissance have given way to predictions of the industry’s ultimate decline, and now, in the face of new carbon emissions regulation, renewed optimism for the future. Yet, nuclear plants are currently at-risk due to electricity market design issues and competition with low priced natural gas.

This book attempts to provide clarity to the potential outlook for the nuclear industry by examining the factors that influence it. It includes an analysis of recent trends affecting nuclear power generation while focusing on the specific potential impact of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Program on nuclear power.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Issue Paper: Electricity System Adequacy - Challenges Facing the Nuclear Power Industry
(C. Elise Logan, John Brewer, Robert Wallace)

Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues
(Mark Holt)

Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal
(Mark Holt)

Nuclear Power Plant Security and Vulnerabilities
(Mark Holt, Anthony Andrews)

EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulations: Implications for the Electric Power Sector
(Richard J. Campbell)

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