The end of nuclear energy? International perspectives after Fukushima
|Auteur||Friedrich Ebert Stiftung|
|Classificatie||6.01.0.20/123 (BELANG MONDIAAL)|
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PERSPECTIVE The end of nuclear energy? International perspectives after Fukushima NINA NETZER AND JOCHEN STEINHILBER (EDS.) July 2011 n The nuclear disaster in Fukushima turned into a long-term crisis shaking the very foun- dations of economies and institutional structures. This offers an opportunity to orga- nise energy supply in a more sustainable manner throughout the world. n While a shift in thinking can be seen in some countries, others unswervingly con- tinue along the planned path of an expansion of nuclear energy. However, given the economic and environmental misgivings as well as various security and safety risks of nuclear and fossil energy sources on the one hand as well as the benefits of green growth on the other hand, countries worldwide do not want to miss the opportunity to expand the use of renewable energy sources. n Against the background of an ongoing depletion of resources and volatile oil and gas prices, any future set up of energy policies throughout the world has to balance the goals of energy security, economic viability, ecological sustainability and social compatibility. At the same time, a restructuring in the energy sector has to be for- mulated in a democratic manner involving the national, state, and community levels as well as civil society and industry. NINA NETZER AND JOCHEN STEINHILBER (EDS.) | THE END OF NUCLEAR ENERGY? Contents Never waste a crisis … Green light for a sustainable energy supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Nina Netzer and Jochen Steinhilber The future of nuclear energy in the wake of Fukushima .