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The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power

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  • © 2019

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  • New Open Access Articles in the Field of Nuclear Power Economics
  • Historical Review of the Nuclear Dream
  • Contributions to Increasing Construction Costs and Durations of Nuclear Power Plants

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Economics

  2. Legislation

  3. Technical

  4. Nuclear Waste, Proliferation

  5. Major Accidents


About this book

This open access book discusses the eroding economics of nuclear power for electricity generation as well as technical, legal, and political acceptance issues. The use of nuclear power for electricity generation is still a heavily disputed issue. Aside from technical risks, safety issues, and the unsolved problem of nuclear waste disposal, the economic performance is currently a major barrier. In recent years, the costs have skyrocketed especially in the European countries and North America. At the same time, the costs of alternatives such as photovoltaics and wind power have significantly decreased. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria

    Reinhard Haas, Amela Ajanovic

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Lutz Mez

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Haas is University Professor of energy economics at the Institute of Energy Systems and Electric Drives at Technische Universität Wien, Austria. 
PD Dr. Lutz Mez is Associate Professor at the Department for Political and Social Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
PD Dr. Amela Ajanovic is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives at Technische Universität Wien, Austria.

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