The so-called nuclear revival worldwide is investigated for environmental impact, technical feasibility, nuclear fuel availability, market competition, financial risk and macroeconomic impacts. The resulting picture, based on a review of more than one hundred LCA literature studies worldwide points out the existence of a large uncertainty on all the main aspects of the nuclear energy system, thus preventing the policy maker from relying on a stable and certain set of feasibility indicators. Uncertainty therefore becomes the driving concept in decision making about nuclear energy.

Environmental, economic and financial uncertainties of nuclear electricity

GHISELLINI, PATRIZIA;ROTA, COSIMO;ULGIATI, SERGIO
2011

Abstract

The so-called nuclear revival worldwide is investigated for environmental impact, technical feasibility, nuclear fuel availability, market competition, financial risk and macroeconomic impacts. The resulting picture, based on a review of more than one hundred LCA literature studies worldwide points out the existence of a large uncertainty on all the main aspects of the nuclear energy system, thus preventing the policy maker from relying on a stable and certain set of feasibility indicators. Uncertainty therefore becomes the driving concept in decision making about nuclear energy.
Proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Workshop Advances in Energy Studies
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Patrizia, Ghisellini; Cosimo, Rota; Sergio, Ulgiati
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