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Zeitschriftenbeiträge:

D. Suna, G. Resch:
"Is nuclear economical in comparison to renewables?";
Energy Policy, 98 (2016), S. 199 - 209.



Kurzfassung:
The EuropeanUnionisdividedontheissueofelectricityproduction.Whilethereisconsensusthat
generationtechnologiesneedtobelowongreenhousegasemissions,thequestionofwhethertouse
renewablesornucleartomeetthispowerdemandishighlycontroversial.Bothoptionsstillrequire
financial supportandthisisnotgoingtochangeinthenearfuture.Thisraisesthequestionofwhere
public moneyshouldbeinvestedinordertoachievegreatereconomicefficiency: intosupportforre-
newableenergies(RE)orsupportfornuclearpowerplants?
This papersetsouttoanswerthisquestion.Thedetailedmodel-basedprospectivescenarioassess-
ment performedinthisstudyprovidesthebasisforestimatingfuturecostdevelopments.Afterdis-
cussing theexistingsupportschemesforrenewables,thepapercomparesthesewithanuclearmodel.
The comparisonisconductedexemplarilyfortheUnitedKingdom(UK)atacountrylevelandfortheEU
28 verall.TherecentstateaidcasefortheconstructionoftheHinkleyPointnuclearpowerplant(NPP)in theUKservesasthemodelforthenuclearoption.

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