Renowned economist William Nordhaus has developed many innovative approaches for analyzing complex environmental questions. He applies them to the possible phaseout of nuclear power in Sweden in The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment. While making a major contribution to that debate, this book has value that extends well beyond the Swedish issue, to the careful and well-informed consideration of environmental and energy questions that industrialized nations and developing regions now face. It is essential for anyone interested in nuclear-power issues and climate change. The Swedish parliament has moved closer to eliminating nuclear energy, even while repeating commitments to reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with fossil fuels. Nordhausi? s Swedish Energy and Environmental Policy (SEEP) model quantifies the economic results of such a path. He analyzes the impact of factors such as deregulation of electricity generation, global climate-change policies, the decline of Swedeni? s economic growth, and the rethinking of its welfare state.
He also sets the stage for more informed analysis of similarly difficult issues where economic and environmental goals clash.
'Nordhaus displays the tradeoffs among energy costs, nuclear risks, toxic pollutants, and global warming. The skill of application and clarity of presentation offer rewards for the reader interested in any of these issues, not to mention the reader interested in Sweden.'
William W. Hogan, Harvard University
|Introduction: The Swedish Dilemma||p. 3|
|Historical Background||p. 9|
|Issues To Be Considered||p. 33|
|Options and Impacts|
|Building Blocks||p. 59|
|The Swedish Energy and Environmental Policy (SEEP) Model||p. 71|
|Nuclear Matters||p. 81|
|Alternative Scenarios for Nuclear Power||p. 117|
|The Future of Nuclear Power in Sweden|
|Resolving the Swedish Dilemma||p. 152|
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Series: Resources for the Future
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 17th June 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.82
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1