publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

historical construction costs of global nuclear power reactors

Lovering, Jessica R.; Yip, Arthur; Nordhaus, Ted;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2016 Journal: Energy Policy, volume 91, pages 371-382 (issn: 0301-4215, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
AbstractThe existing literature on the construction costs of nuclear power reactors has focused almost exclusively on trends in construction costs in only two countries, the United States and France, and during two decades, the 1970s and 1980s. These analyses, Koomey and Hultman (2007); Grubler (2010), and Escobar-Rangel and Lévêque (2015), study only 26% of reactors built globally between 1960 and 2010, providing an incomplete picture of the economic evolution of nuclear power construction. This study curates historical reactor-specific overnight construction cost (OCC) data that broaden the scope of study substantially, covering the full cost history for 349 r...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Energy, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Evolutionary economics, Economics, Full cost, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Nuclear technology, Natural resource economics, Nuclear power, Economy, Cost escalation, Nuclear construction costs, Experience curves, International comparison, Energy(all)
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