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Green CapitalA New Perspective on Growth$
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Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171403

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.001.0001

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

A Rising-Cost Technology

(p.177) 16 Nuclear Energy
Green Capital

Christian de Perthuis

Pierre-André Jouvet

, Michael Westlake
Columbia University Press

All other things being equal, a CO2 price thus tends to decrease the cost of nuclear power compared to fossil fuel energy. Would the widespread introduction of carbon pricing then justify the use of nuclear power, in the name of the transition to a low-carbon energy system? The authors argue that the externalities of nuclear power also need to be priced in: though a non-CO2-emitting primary energy source, it nonetheless gives rise to many other questions, as is shown by the French example. 

Keywords:   Nuclear energy, Fukushima, cost of nuclear, German phasing out, French nuclear strategy

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