This is a special issue of the Nuclear Monitor (number 692/693) based on the June 2009, report “The economics of nuclear reactors: Renaissance or Relapse?” by economist Mark Cooper. Reproduced with his kind permission. Dr. Cooper is Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, USA.
Although the report is focusing on the United States, the situation in other countries is not different from the experiences in the US.
The boxes are written by WISE Amsterdam.