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S. policy on climate change: What next,? , 2002. 2. In 2003, five new units are expected to come into operation: one in the Czech Republic, two in China, and two in South Korea. An additional 18 plants are under construction worldwide, primarily in China, Taiwan, India, Japan, and South Korea. 3. org/ 4. S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIS) International Energy Outlook 2002. S. G. Benka,“The Energy Challenges,” Physics Today (April 2002) p. 38. 5. 6. This is the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici program.

Indeed it is misleading to focus on small increases in nuclear capacity justified by significant CO2 reduction. Furthermore, small deployments ignore or do not face squarely the challenges that must be overcome for nuclear energy to become a significant contributor to controlling CO2 emissions. It will take sustained effort to accomplish the necessary technical and institutional steps needed to make nuclear an attractive energy option. Given the expected evolution of world- 28 MIT STUDY ON THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR POWER wide energy supply and demand, however, we believe there is time to undertake this work .

Government intervention has been necessary to ensure that the operations of the electric utility industry are efficient and that other public objectives for electricity supply are achieved. qxd 7/16/2003 1:24 PM Page 27 know how the nuclear industry will evolve but we mention issues that we believe are an important determinant of the future success of nuclear power. The tension between public responsibility and private market operation has been present since the beginning of commercial nuclear power.

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