Nuclear power challenges in Europe

EPA-EFE/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

A general view on nuclear power plant of Tricastin, in Pierrelatte, France, March 18, 2011.

Therefore, to 2035, many European nuclear power plants will likely be shuttered as they reach the end of their operating lifecycles or due to governmental fiat

 


The overriding concern of most developing countries in their pursuit of nuclear energy is several-fold. The volatility of the hydrocarbon market has always been a perennial motivation for many energy-importing countries to seek nuclear energy development. When hydrocarbon prices rise precipitously, such as between 2001-2008, their government debt significantly increases. Many developing countries are also experiencing demographic increases whereby they are finding it more difficult to allocate f...


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