Nuclear Power's Role in Generating Electricity

Nuclear Power's Role in Generating Electricity
Title:
Nuclear Power's Role in Generating Electricity
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Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
052-070-07525-2
ISBN:
9780160807350
Description

Concerns about the adequacy of electricity supply and the impact of greenhouse-gas emissions on the environment have prompted policymakers to reevaluate the role that nuclear power might play in the future in meeting the nation’s demand for electricity. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) offers incentives for expanding utilities’ capacity to generate electricity using innovative fossil-fuel technologies and a new generation of nuclear reactors that are designed to decrease costs and enhance safety. In addition, policymakers are considering various proposals that would impose charges on entities that emit carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas. Such policies could further encourage the use of nuclear power, which emits no such gases, by increasing the cost of generating electricity with competing fossil-fuel technologies.

At the request of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) assessed the competitiveness of nuclear power when compared with other sources of new capacity to generate electricity, focusing on the possible effects of constraints on carbon dioxide emissions and the impact of EPAct incentives.

Audience

This CBO study is intended for use by policymakers and government officials.

Product Details

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In Stock
USA Price:
$3.75
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$5.25
Publisher:
Congress, Congressional Budget Office
Author:
  • Falk, Justin
Key Phrases:
  • CBO Study
  • Nuclear Power
  • Electric Power Production
Weight:
0.4375
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Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
200
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
05/06/2008
Last Status Update:
12/13/2019
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