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Nuclear Power: Epilogue or Prologue?

Judging by the continuing stream of nuclear power plant cancellations and downward revisions of nuclear energy forecasts, there is nothing riskier than predicting the future of commercial nuclear power. U.S. Nuclear Regulation Commissioner John Ahearne (1981) likens the recent events affecting the nuclear power industry in the United States to a Greek tragedy. Others, particularly other nations, take a different view about the future.

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Energy Specializations: Nuclear Power – Policy and Regulation

JEL Codes:
E60 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General

Keywords: Nuclear power industry, US, Nuclear energy forecasts

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol4-No1-7

Published in Volume 4, Number 1 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.