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Nuclear Paper 4 - The Economics of Nuclear Power

Classification:Energy, Economics, Climate Change
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:Nuclear-paper4-Economics.pdf - 515 KB
Summary:imageThis paper is the fourth in a series of 8 that make up the evidence base for SDC report "The role of nuclear power in a low carbon economy".

Chapters include:
- The Policy and Market Context
- Components of Nuclear Power Costs
- Data Sources and Quality
- Analytical Comparisons of Cost Data
- Fuel, O&M and back-end costs
- Capital costs, construction time and operating
- International Case Studies (Finland, China)
- Financing Mechanisms and Potential Market Impacts
Purpose:To inform the SDC response to the Government's energy review.

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