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Title: Poland becoming a member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, Vol. 2.

Abstract

Within a constrained carbon environment, the risks of future natural gas supply, and the need to move to market-based electricity prices, the study team found: (1) the deployment of new nuclear energy in Poland itself is very competitive in the next decade or two; (2) if such generation could be made available to Poland prior to deployment of its own nuclear generation facilities, Poland would benefit from partnering with its Baltic neighbors to import electricity derived from new nuclear generation facilities sited in Lithuania; and (3) Poland appears to be a good candidate for a partnership in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) as an emerging nuclear energy country.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
NE
OSTI Identifier:
925343
Report Number(s):
ANL-07/10 VOL 2
TRN: US200809%%757
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AVAILABILITY; CARBON; ELECTRICITY; IMPORTS; NATURAL GAS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PRICES

Citation Formats

Koritarov, V. K., Conzelmann, G., Cirillo, R. R., and Goldberg, S. M. Poland becoming a member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, Vol. 2.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/925343.
Koritarov, V. K., Conzelmann, G., Cirillo, R. R., & Goldberg, S. M. Poland becoming a member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, Vol. 2.. United States. doi:10.2172/925343.
Koritarov, V. K., Conzelmann, G., Cirillo, R. R., and Goldberg, S. M. Mon . "Poland becoming a member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, Vol. 2.". United States. doi:10.2172/925343. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/925343.
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