The Economics of Nuclear Energy

  • Leonard G. Brookes
  • Homa Motamen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. L. G. Brookes, H. Motamen
      Pages 1-28
  3. The Role of Nuclear Power in Energy Systems

  4. Nuclear Energy and the Power Plant Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. P. C. Warner
      Pages 88-113
  5. Uranium Proiuction and Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. R. M. Williams
      Pages 116-144
    3. T. Price
      Pages 145-160
  6. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
  7. The Economics of Advanced Converters and Breeders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. L. G. McConnell, L. W. Woodhead
      Pages 255-272
  8. Nuclear Power in Operation

  9. Nuclear Power and Electricity Tariffs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
  10. Nuclear Power in Less-Developed Countries

  11. The Macroeconomic Role of Nuclear Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. S. H. Schurr
      Pages 362-370
  12. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 402-402
    2. L. G. Brookes, H. Motamen
      Pages 403-408
  13. Erratum

    1. L. G. Brookes, H. Motamen
      Pages 421-421
    2. L. G. Brookes, H. Motamen
      Pages 421-421
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 409-420

About this book


When we first contemplated a book on this subject we were faced with a number of options: (a) to write it all ourselves, which would have had the merit of internal consistency and continuity of style; (b) to produce a collection of existing papers. which would have given us expert views in the various sub-fields of the economics of nuclear energy and would have put us in the position of knowing from the start exactly what the authors' contribu­ tions would be: (c) to commission contributions from individual specialists, chapter by chapter; or (d) some combination of these options. We settled for the last - we have written some of the material ourselves, have obtained permission to use some existing papers that seem to us to be valuable contributions to the subject, and have been fortunate in persuading a number of eminent people in their fields to produce papers especially for the book. This has given us a great deal of work and taken up more time than we planned for but we believe the result justifies this time and effort. It enabled us to design a structure for the book from the outset, recognizing that there are several aspects to the economics of nuclear energy - especially if we take a broad view of what is embraced by the word 'economics'.


nuclear energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard G. Brookes
    • 1
  • Homa Motamen
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondon UniversityLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-3722-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-3720-9
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