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Nuclear power's role in generating electricity.

Justin Robert Falk United States. Congressional Budget Office.

Washington, D.C. : Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office 2008

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  • Title:
    Nuclear power's role in generating electricity.
  • Author: Justin Robert Falk
  • United States. Congressional Budget Office.
  • Subjects: Nuclear energy -- United States; Electric power production -- Economic aspects -- United States; Electric power production -- Environmental aspects -- United States; Electric power production -- Economic aspects; Electric power production -- Environmental aspects; Nuclear energy; United States
  • Contents: Summary and introduction -- Background on electricity-generating technologies -- Considerations underlying future investment in power plants -- How might carbon dioxide charges affect the prospects of Investment in new nuclear plants? -- How does the Energy Policy Act of 2005 affect the prospects of investment in new nuclear plants? -- Uncertainties posed by future market conditions and the possibility of carbon dioxide constraints -- Framing the analysis: base-case assumptions and the effects of policy -- Levelized cost analysis -- Base-case assumptions -- Accounting for the effects of policy -- Accounting for the effects of carbon dioxide charges -- Accounting for the effects of Energy Policy Act incentives -- Results and implications of the analysis -- Outlook for investment in the absence of carbon dioxide charges and EPAct incentives -- Outlook for investment under carbon dioxide charges -- Outlook for investment under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 -- Incentives and impediments at the state and local levels -- Future market and policy uncertainties -- Tables -- Figures.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office
  • Creation Date: 2008
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 38 pages).
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 227002705
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910006765802931

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