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A reactor-level analysis of busbar costs for US nuclear plants, 1970-2005

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  • Koomey, Jonathan
  • Hultman, Nathan E.
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    Volume (Year): 35 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 11 (November)
    Pages: 5630-5642

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    1. Nicolas Boccard, 2013. "The Cost of Nuclear Electricity: France after Fukushima," CEPR Discussion Papers 687, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
    2. Besmann, Theodore M., 2010. "Projections of US GHG reductions from nuclear power new capacity based on historic levels of investment," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 2431-2437, May.
    3. Delina, Laurence L. & Diesendorf, Mark, 2013. "Is wartime mobilisation a suitable policy model for rapid national climate mitigation?," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 371-380.
    4. Linares, Pedro & Conchado, Adela, 2013. "The economics of new nuclear power plants in liberalized electricity markets," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(S1), pages S119-S125.
    5. Harris, Grant & Heptonstall, Phil & Gross, Robert & Handley, David, 2013. "Cost estimates for nuclear power in the UK," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 431-442.
    6. Dowds, Jonathan & Hines, Paul D.H. & Blumsack, Seth, 2013. "Estimating the impact of fuel-switching between liquid fuels and electricity under electricity-sector carbon-pricing schemes," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 76-88.
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