The effects of Fukushima on the construction of new nuclear power plants

The effects of Fukushima on the construction of new nuclear power plants / Paul Joskow, EU energy policy blog, 6/01/2012

http://www.energypolicyblog.com/2012/01/06/the-effects-of-fukushima-on-the-construction-of-new-nuclear-power-plants/

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s forecasts can be used as a pre-fukushima baseline scenario. They use the year 2035 as their terminal year. This is unfortunate and potentially misleading. Many existing nuclear plants (essentially all existing U.S. plants) will retire within a few years after 2035, even if they are able to secure 20-year license extensions. This means that sustaining nuclear’s share of total electricity generation, would require substantial construction of new nuclear plants well before midcentury both to meet growing electricity demand and to replace retiring units…



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Danièle Revel (2012, 9 janvier). The effects of Fukushima on the construction of new nuclear power plants. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 24 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o9er

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