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dc.contributor.authorBöhringer, Christophen_US
dc.contributor.authorWickart, Marcelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMüller, Andreen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the economic impacts of two policy proposals: "Strom ohne Atom" (SOA) and "Moratorium Plus" (MOP), both of which contain a premature phase-out of nuclear power in Switzerland. While MOP restricts business-as-usual operation time of existing nuclear power plants to 40 years, which results in a cutback of 10-20 years, SOA foresees a reduction in operation time of 20-30 years and administers combined heat and power to substitute for nuclear energy. Based on simulations with an intertemporal multi-sector general equilibrium model of the Swiss economy, we quantify the price tags for risk reduction from nuclear power operation given additional constraints on back-up technologies. Costs of accelerating the phase-out of nuclear power for an average household amount to 200 CHF/a over the next 45 years under SOA and drop to 60 CHF/a in the case of MOP. If Switzerland were to assure carbon neutrality of a premature phase-out by the use of carbon taxes, adjustment costs would increase to 230 CHF under SOA and 110 CHF under MOP.en_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x01-68en_US
dc.subject.keywordnuclear phase-outen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomputable general equilibriumen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwMakroökonomischer Einflussen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeines Gleichgewichten_US
dc.titleEconomic impacts of a premature nuclear phase-out in Switzerlanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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