Latest Trends in the Economics of Nuclear Power

  • James A. Lane


Although the prospects for nuclear power are almost always assessed on the basis of cost comparisons, the economics of nuclear power is a very inexact science because of ever changing costs and the unpredictability of future events. An examination of past trends reveals that nuclear and conventional plant power cost projections have rarely been correct relative to actual costs. Nevertheless, it is of interest to review these trends with the hope that some insight might be gained to improve the accuracy of future cost estimates. These two lectures have this goal as their main objective.


Capital Cost Fuel Cycle Fuel Cost Nuclear Plant Power Cost 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Lane
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  1. 1.International Atomic Energy AgencyAustria

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