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Title: Nuclear power generation and fuel cycle report 1997

Nuclear power is an important source of electric energy and the amount of nuclear-generated electricity continued to grow as the performance of nuclear power plants improved. In 1996, nuclear power plants supplied 23 percent of the electricity production for countries with nuclear units, and 17 percent of the total electricity generated worldwide. However, the likelihood of nuclear power assuming a much larger role or even retaining its current share of electricity generation production is uncertain. The industry faces a complex set of issues including economic competitiveness, social acceptance, and the handling of nuclear waste, all of which contribute to the uncertain future of nuclear power. Nevertheless, for some countries the installed nuclear generating capacity is projected to continue to grow. Insufficient indigenous energy resources and concerns over energy independence make nuclear electric generation a viable option, especially for the countries of the Far East.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
534503
Report Number(s):
DOE/EIA--0436(97)
ON: DE98000166; NC: NONE; TRN: 97:019518
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1997
Research Org:
USDOE Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; NUCLEAR POWER; ECONOMICS; COMPETITION; GLOBAL ASPECTS; POWER GENERATION; FUEL CYCLE