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Electricity supply in the UK

Abstract

This study is about future needs for electricity in the United Kingdom, the options for meeting these needs, and the issues that affect the choices between options. It examines the implications of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl and the problems that could arise if decisions on new power station construction continue to be delayed following the Sizewell PWR Inquiry. The book reviews the historical development of electricity supply in the UK. Alternative scenarios are outlined for future energy and electricity demand and their implications for future power station construction are deduced. Issues that are discussed include the choice of coal or nuclear power and the related political uncertainties, environmental problems such as acid rain, feasibility and costs of electricity supply options, and the likely effect on future energy import costs of alternative choices for electricity supply.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1986
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
CLA-87-000637; EDB-87-094907
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ELECTRIC POWER; COST; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; POWER PLANTS; CONSTRUCTION; UNITED KINGDOM; ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY; POWER DEMAND; ACID RAIN; COAL; DECISION MAKING; ENERGY DEMAND; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; FORECASTING; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; IMPORTS; NUCLEAR POWER; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; POLITICAL ASPECTS; POWER SUPPLIES; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; USSR; ACCIDENTS; ASIA; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; DEMAND; EASTERN EUROPE; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; EUROPE; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; INDUSTRY; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER; RAIN; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WESTERN EUROPE; 296000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Electric Power; 200100 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Power Plants & Power Generation; 210000 - Nuclear Power Plants
OSTI ID:
6535814
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
CLA
Size:
Pages: 103
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Eden, R, and Evans, N. Electricity supply in the UK. United Kingdom: N. p., 1986. Web.
Eden, R, & Evans, N. Electricity supply in the UK. United Kingdom.
Eden, R, and Evans, N. 1986. "Electricity supply in the UK." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_6535814,
title = {Electricity supply in the UK}
author = {Eden, R, and Evans, N}
abstractNote = {This study is about future needs for electricity in the United Kingdom, the options for meeting these needs, and the issues that affect the choices between options. It examines the implications of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl and the problems that could arise if decisions on new power station construction continue to be delayed following the Sizewell PWR Inquiry. The book reviews the historical development of electricity supply in the UK. Alternative scenarios are outlined for future energy and electricity demand and their implications for future power station construction are deduced. Issues that are discussed include the choice of coal or nuclear power and the related political uncertainties, environmental problems such as acid rain, feasibility and costs of electricity supply options, and the likely effect on future energy import costs of alternative choices for electricity supply.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1986}
month = {Jan}
}