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The economics of new nuclear power plants and electricity liberalisation: Lessons for Finland from British experience

AuteurS.Thomas, Greenpeace Finland
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Datum2002
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 The economics of new nuclear power plants and
            electricity liberalisation:
  Lessons for Finland from British experience




                      Steve Thomas

Senior Research Fellow, Public Service International Research
           Unit (PSIRU), University of Greenwich




 Presentation prepared for Greenpeace, Finland


           Presented in Helsinki, January 15, 2002




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    The economics of new nuclear power plants and electricity
                          liberalisation:
           Lessons for Finland from British experience
                          January 2002
                          Steve Thomas
     Senior Research Fellow, PSIRU, University of Greenwich
                                   1.      Introduction
The British government reviewed the economics of and its policy towards nuclear power in
1990, when the electricity industry was being privatised, and again in 1995, prior to the
privatisation of much of the nuclear industry. In both cases, the economics of new nuclear
power plants were found to be very poor and the strategic case for placing new nuclear
orders was found to be weak. A new review is currently in progress in response to concerns
about over-dependence on natural gas and about the difficulty of meeting emissions targets
for greenhouse gases. This review was seen by some as an opportunity to argue the case for
new nuclear power orders