For the sake of a credible climate change policy in Australia: Revisiting the nuclear energy option

Hunt, Colin (2012) For the sake of a credible climate change policy in Australia: Revisiting the nuclear energy option. Economic Analysis and Policy, 42 1: 5-14.

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Author Hunt, Colin
Title For the sake of a credible climate change policy in Australia: Revisiting the nuclear energy option
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 42
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 14
Total pages 10
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This article models the impact on the costs of introducing nuclear power into Australia’s energy mix. Energy from nuclear plants progressively replaces that from coal and a proportion of energy from gas by 2050. Cost savings are found to be substantial by reducing the need to purchase overseas abatement and by reducing carbon taxes. The analysis is presented in the belief that sound policy-making requires that all energy options should be on the table, notwithstanding the fact that there are many other considerations, apart from cost, in the adoption of nuclear energy in Australia.
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Created: Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 06:04:47 EST by Dr Colin Hunt on behalf of School of Economics