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Indicators for Nuclear Power Development

English STI/PUB/1712 978-92-0-107115-6
93 4 37.00 2015

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Considering the scale of nuclear power aspirations, the number of planned nuclear new builds and the prospects of a number of countries constructing their first nuclear power plants, there is a need to assess the broader context of nuclear energy programmes in areas of macro-and socioeconomic conditions, energy systems and nuclear power, and the environment. It is important to assess the degree to which introduction or expansion of nuclear power is beneficial under these specific circumstances. This publication provides a set of indicators for nuclear power development that can serve as a tool to help explore these issues. The indicators are meant to provide a first order assessment of the situation and identify the issues that present the benefits and challenges in a balanced and objective manner and thereby help guide more detailed evaluations in the next stage of planning and preparations. Methodology sheets are provided to help users in data collection, quantification and interpretation of the indicators. The application of the indicators set is flexible. Users can select a subset of indicators that are most relevant for the questions they wish to explore in a given study or decision making process.

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Keywords

IAEA Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Planning and Economics, Nuclear Energy, Energy Consumption, Energy Security, Indicators, Methodology, Environment, Electricity, Macro-and Socioeconomic Conditions, Assessment, Energy Planning

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