publication . Research . 2017

Nuclear power in the twenty-first century - An assessment (Part 1)

von Hirschhausen, Christian;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Berlin: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)
Abstract
Nuclear power was one of the most important discoveries of the twentieth century, and it continues to play an important role in twenty-first century discussions about the future energy mix, climate change, innovation, proliferation, geopolitics, and many other crucial policy topics. This paper addresses some key issues around the emergence of nuclear power in the twentieth century and perspectives going forward in the twenty-first, including questions of economics and competitiveness, the strategic choices of the nuclear superpowers and countries that plan to either phase out or start using nuclear power, to the diffusion of nuclear technologies and the emergenc...
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free text keywords: L52, L95, N7, Q48, Q54, nuclear power, technology, competitiveness, economies of scope, geopolitics, ddc:330
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