Risk Analysis and Decision Processes

The Siting of Liquefied Energy Gas Facilities in Four Countries

  • Howard C. Kunreuther
  • Joanne Linnerooth
  • John Lathrop
  • Hermann Atz
  • Sally Macgill
  • Christoph Mandl
  • Michiel Schwarz
  • Michael Thompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 1-17
  3. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 18-31
  4. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 32-63
  5. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 64-97
  6. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 98-122
  7. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 123-147
  8. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 148-177
  9. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 178-208
  10. Howard C. Kunreuther, Joanne Linnerooth, John Lathrop, Hermann Atz, Sally Macgill, Christoph Mandl et al.
    Pages 209-231
  11. Michael Thompson
    Pages 232-262
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 263-290

About this book

Introduction

For old and new studies in decision making and risk analysis, this book should stand at tlle watershed. Studies of conflict resolution and public policy will surely now have to take account of the model investigation provided by the IIASA team, and many things will not be the same again. This is a report of inquiries into the siting of liquefied energy gas (LEG) facilities in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The risks of transporting this highly combustible stuff, and the economic benefits of being able to bring a natural energy source from one side of the globe to the other, holding it, and piping it out as needed, make LEG a model case for studying the public response to dangerous technology. The dangers of LEG are differ­ ent from those of nuclear power, for instance, where the response too often becomes entangled with the fear of nuclear war. The dangers of LEG include unco~trollable explosions, rather than insidious contami­ nation. But the degree of dangerousness is very much of the same order as that of nuclear power, and is at least as difficult to assess. In four different countries the constitutional procedures involved in obtaining approval of nuclear or LEG facilities are on record. The four case histories here are a model for comparative study of conflict resolu­ tion. The period over which the negotiations developed is much the same.

Keywords

Flüssiggasanlage Industrieller Standort Risiko Technische Sicherheit energy policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Howard C. Kunreuther
    • 1
  • Joanne Linnerooth
    • 2
  • John Lathrop
    • 3
  • Hermann Atz
    • 2
  • Sally Macgill
    • 4
  • Christoph Mandl
    • 5
  • Michiel Schwarz
    • 6
  • Michael Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.Decision Sciences Department, The Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisLaxenburgAustria
  3. 3.3 Embarcadero CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.School of GeographyThe University of LeedsLeedsUK
  5. 5.Elin-Union AG für Elektrische IndustrieWienAustria
  6. 6.Department of Social and Economic Studies, Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUniversity of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82128-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82130-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82128-8
  • About this book