Research and Markets: International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power - Available Now

Wed May 6, 2009 6:30am EDT

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DUBLIN--(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets
( has
announced the addition of the "International Perspectives on Energy Policy and
the Role of Nuclear Power" report to their offering. 

In this book, expert energy economists assess the energy policy of thirty one
countries and the role of nuclear power. 

For many years the shock of Chernobyl took nuclear power off the agenda in most
countries. Intense public relations activities by the industry, increasing
evidence of climate change and failures to effectively reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, have brought nuclear power issues back to the forefront of policy
discussion in the nuclear renaissance countries. But some countries are just not
prepared to go in that direction and, indeed, are still divesting themselves of
their nuclear legacy, the nuclear phase-out countries. And how are nuclear
issues being approached in the industrializing countries? An in-depth
country-by-country analysis is presented within this framework. 

Out of such an analysis emerge thematic discussions on, among others, strategy
in energy policy; nuclear plant safety, the impacts of nuclear accidents; the
adequacy of nuclear power expertise. 

Key Topics Covered:

* Introduction - Nuclear Power in the World 
* Status and perspectives of energy policy in so called Nuclear Renaissance
* The Prospects of Nuclear Energy in Bulgaria: the Rush Towards the Construction
of Belene Nuclear Power Plant 
* Energy Policy in the Czech Republic 
* The Role of Nuclear Power in Finnish Energy and Climate Policies 
* Nuclear Power in France - Trouble Lurking Behind the Glitter 
* Nuclear Power in Britain Since Chernobyl: A Rollercoaster Ride 
* The Hungarian Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power after Chernobyl 
* Nuclear power in Japan - Top Priority of National Energy Policy 
* Energy and Nuclear Policy in Romania 
* Russian Energy Policy - Twenty Years after Chernobyl: No Lessons Learned? 
* Ukrainian Energy Policy - Between Chernobyl and the Kremlin 
* The Current Outlook for the Nuclear Power Industry in the United States 
* Status and perspectives of energy policy in nuclear phase-out countries 
* Energy Policy and the Nuclear Sector in Belgium 
* Nuclear Energy in Canada 
* Expansion and Phasing-out Nuclear Power in Germany 
* Between Myth and Reality: Development, Problems and Perspectives of Nuclear
Power in Italy 
* Current and Future Options for Nuclear Power Use in Lithuania 
* Contested Technology: Nuclear Power in the Netherlands 
* Slovenia - A Second European Country Likely to Follow Finland on the Nuclear
* Nuclear power in Spain - From Energy Autarchy and Military Dreams Via
Moratorium and Phase out to a Nuclear Renaissance? 
* Chernobyl Plus 22 - the Swedish Case 
* Switzerland - What's left from the Glaciers in the Alps? 
* Status and perspectives of energy policy in industrialising countries 
* Argentina's irrational Nuclear Programme and Citizens' Opposition 
* History of Nuclear Power in Brazil 
* Development of Civil Nuclear Power Industry in China 
* Nuclear Power in India 
* Iran: Nuclear Program Despite Fossil and Renewable Energy Carriers in
* Unchanging Vision of Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Power Policy of the South Korean
Government and Citizens' Challenge 
* Nuclear Power in Mexico - New Plans, Old Problems 
* Pakistan and the Energy Challenge 
* Political Fission: South Africa's Nuclear Programme 
* Authoritarian Energy Regime and Unsustainability in Taiwan

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