Title: Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Nuclear Technology Assessment
Publication Number: NETL/DOE-2011/1502
Publication Date: 08/2012
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Timothy Skone
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Environmental & Water
Author: Timothy J. Skone (NETL)
Synopsis: This analysis evaluates the role of nuclear power in the future energy portfolio of the United States. Nuclear power is evaluated with respect to resource base, growth, environmental profile, costs, barriers, risks, and expert opinions. The core of this analysis is the life cycle environmental and cost analysis. The report has been externally peer reviewed. The report is one of a series of Technology Assessment Reports for power production in the United States. A briefing is also included with the report.
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