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An international comparison of regulatory organizations and licensing procedures for new nuclear power plants

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  • Bredimas, Alexandre
  • Nuttall, William J.

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This paper considers measures needed to license new nuclear power plants efficiently. We base our analysis on international standards and a comparison of the national regulatory and licensing framework in seven countries (Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the UK and the USA). We split the review into the organization of regulatory responsibilities and the licensing process. We propose a set of considerations that should be incorporated into national solutions. While conscious of the different cultural fundamentals of each region, we hope this paper will help fuel an emerging debate on this highly topical issue.

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  • Bredimas, Alexandre & Nuttall, William J., 2008. "An international comparison of regulatory organizations and licensing procedures for new nuclear power plants," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 1344-1354, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:36:y:2008:i:4:p:1344-1354
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    1. Heffron, Raphael J., 2013. "Nuclear energy policy in the United States 1990–2010: A federal or state responsibility?," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 254-266.
    2. Jakob Eberl & Darko Jus, 2012. "Evaluating policies to attain the optimal exposure to nuclear risk," RSCAS Working Papers 2012/50, European University Institute.
    3. Ramana, M.V. & Hopkins, Laura Berzak & Glaser, Alexander, 2013. "Licensing small modular reactors," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 555-564.
    4. Moreira, João M.L. & Gallinaro, Bruno & Carajilescov, Pedro, 2013. "Construction time of PWRs," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 531-542.
    5. Eberl, Jakob & Jus, Darko, 2012. "The year of the cat: Taxing nuclear risk with the help of capital markets," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 364-373.
    6. Michanek, Gabriel & Söderholm, Patrik, 2009. "Licensing of nuclear power plants: The case of Sweden in an international comparison," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(10), pages 4086-4097, October.
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