Nuclear energy: The difference between costs and prices

Published 2011 / 07
Summary A critical report evaluating the difference between costs of nuclear energy and prices. Report distinguises direct and indirect costs and also explains who is paying for those. While power from existing nuclear plants is cheap (only marginal O&M costs), power from yet to build power plants, built and operated under competitive market conditions, is more expensive than power from fossil powerplants and onshore wind. Note: this statement only includes direct costs, if external costs are included the picture for nuclear worsens. The report references many international sources but it is one of the few nuclear reports geared towards the Dutch 2011 situation. The annexes contain specific technical and economic data useful for the ETM.
Keywords nuclear, external, subsidy, cost, risk, LCA
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