The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment [NOOK Book]

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Renowned economist William Nordhaus has developed many innovative approaches for analyzing complex environmental questions. He applies them to the possible phaseout of nuclear power in Sweden in The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment. While making a major contribution to that debate, this book has value that extends well beyond the Swedish issue, to the careful and well-informed consideration of environmental and energy questions that industrialized nations and developing regions now face. It is ...
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The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment

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Overview

Renowned economist William Nordhaus has developed many innovative approaches for analyzing complex environmental questions. He applies them to the possible phaseout of nuclear power in Sweden in The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment. While making a major contribution to that debate, this book has value that extends well beyond the Swedish issue, to the careful and well-informed consideration of environmental and energy questions that industrialized nations and developing regions now face. It is essential for anyone interested in nuclear-power issues and climate change. The Swedish parliament has moved closer to eliminating nuclear energy, even while repeating commitments to reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with fossil fuels. Nordhaus's Swedish Energy and Environmental Policy (SEEP) model quantifies the economic results of such a path. He analyzes the impact of factors such as deregulation of electricity generation, global climate-change policies, the decline of Sweden's economic growth, and the rethinking of its welfare state. He also sets the stage for more informed analysis of similarly difficult issues where economic and environmental goals clash.
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'Nordhaus displays the tradeoffs among energy costs, nuclear risks, toxic pollutants, and global warming. The skill of application and clarity of presentation offer rewards for the reader interested in any of these issues, not to mention the reader interested in Sweden.'
William W. Hogan, Harvard University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135891459
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

William D. Nordhaus is A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Economics at Yale University and the author of several books, including Managing the Global Commons. He is also coauthor with Paul Samuelson of Economics, entering its 16th edition.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. I Background
1 Introduction: The Swedish Dilemma 3
2 Historical Background 9
3 Issues To Be Considered 33
Pt. II Options and Impacts
4 Building Blocks 59
5 The Swedish Energy and Environmental Policy (SEEP) Model 71
6 Nuclear Matters 81
7 Alternative Scenarios for Nuclear Power 117
Pt. III The Future of Nuclear Power in Sweden
8 Resolving the Swedish Dilemma 152
Index 161
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