Lutz Mez, Mycle Schneider and Steve Thomas
Publication date: June 2009 ISBN 978-1-907132-11-7 xxii + 576pp £89
In this book, expert energy economists assess the energy policy of thirty one countries and the role of nuclear power.
For many years the shock of Chernobyl took nuclear power off the agenda in most countries. Intense public relations activities by the industry, increasing evidence of climate change and failures to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have brought nuclear power issues back to the forefront of policy discussion in the nuclear renaissance countries. But some countries are just not prepared to go in that direction and, indeed, are still divesting themselves of their nuclear legacy, the nuclear phase-out countries. And how are nuclear issues being approached in the industrializing countries? An in-depth country-by-country analysis is presented within this framework.
Out of such an analysis emerge thematic discussions on, among others, strategy in energy policy; nuclear plant safety, the impacts of nuclear accidents; the adequacy of nuclear power expertise.
Introduction Nuclear Power in the World
Mycle Schneider, Steve Thomas, Lutz Mez
Status and perspectives of energy policy in so called Nuclear Renaissance countries
The Prospects of Nuclear Energy in Bulgaria: the Rush Towards
the Construction of Belene Nuclear Power Plant
Energy Policy in the Czech Republic
The Role of Nuclear Power in Finnish Energy and Climate Policies
Nuclear Power in France Trouble Lurking Behind the Glitter
Nuclear Power in Britain Since Chernobyl: A Rollercoaster Ride
The Hungarian Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power after
Nuclear power in Japan Top Priority of National Energy
Energy and Nuclear Policy in Romania
Russian Energy Policy Twenty Years after Chernobyl: No
Lydia V. Popova
Ukrainian Energy Policy Between Chornobyl and the Kremlin
The Current Outlook for the Nuclear Power Industry in the United
John L. Jurewitz
Status and perspectives of energy policy in nuclear phase-out countries
Energy Policy and the Nuclear Sector in Belgium
Nuclear Energy in Canada
Expansion and Phasing-out Nuclear Power in Germany
Between Myth and Reality: Development, Problems and Perspectives
of Nuclear Power in Italy
Maria Rosaria Di Nucci
Current and Future Options for Nuclear Power Use in Lithuania
Vaclovas Miskinis, Arvydas Galinis & Inga Konstantinaviciute
Contested Technology: Nuclear Power in the Netherlands
Maarten J. Arentsen
Slovenia A Second European Country Likely to Follow Finland
on the Nuclear Path?
Nuclear power in Spain From Energy Autarchy and Military
Dreams Via Moratorium and Phase out to a Nuclear Renaissance?
Chernobyl Plus 22 the Swedish Case
Switzerland What's left from the Glaciers in the Alps?
Conrad U. Brunner
Status and perspectives of energy policy in industrialising countries
Argentinas irrational Nuclear Programme and Citizens'
History of Nuclear Power in Brazil
Luiz Pinguelli Rosa
Development of Civil Nuclear Power Industry in China
Nuclear Power in India
Iran: Nuclear Program Despite Fossil and Renewable Energy Carriers
Behrooz Abdolvand & Matthias Adolf
Unchanging Vision of Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Power Policy of
the South Korean Government and Citizens Challenge
Nuclear Power in Mexico New Plans, Old Problems
Leticia Campos Aragón
Pakistan and the Energy Challenge
Zia Mian & A.H. Nayyar
Political Fission: South Africa's Nuclear Programme
Authoritarian Energy Regime and Unsustainability in Taiwan