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dc.contributor.authorTavoni, Massimoen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan der Zwaan, Boben_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T11:31:19Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T11:31:19Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53211-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we analyze the relative importance and mutual behavior of two competing base-load electricity generation options that each are capable of contributing significantly to the abatement of global CO2 emissions: nuclear energy and coal-based power production complemented with CO2 capture and storage (CCS). We also investigate how, in scenarios from an integrated assessment model that simulates the economics of a climate-constrained world, the prospects for nuclear energy would change if exogenous limitations on the spread of nuclear technology were relaxed. Using the climate change economics model WITCH we find that until 2050 the resulting growth rates of nuclear electricity generation capacity become comparable to historical rates observed during the 1980s. Given that nuclear energy continues to face serious challenges and contention, we inspect how extensive the improvements of coal-based power equipped with CCS technology would need to be if our model is to significantly scale down the construction of new nuclear power plants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei Milanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 100.2009en_US
dc.subject.jelD8en_US
dc.subject.jelD9en_US
dc.subject.jelH0en_US
dc.subject.jelO3en_US
dc.subject.jelO4en_US
dc.subject.jelQ4en_US
dc.subject.jelQ5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordElectricity Sectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordNuclear Poweren_US
dc.subject.keywordCoal Poweren_US
dc.subject.keywordCCSen_US
dc.subject.keywordRenewablesen_US
dc.subject.keywordClimate Policyen_US
dc.titleNuclear versus coal plus CCS: A comparison of two competitive base-load climate control optionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn646137964en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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