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Deconstructing Energy Law and Policy

The Case of Nuclear Energy

Raphael J. Heffron

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What are the component parts of successful energy law and policy for nuclear energy in the 21st century?

Nuclear power has been a consideration and part of energy policies of many countries across the world since its emergence as an electricity provider after the Second World War. Nuclear energy is a low-carbon energy source and therefore can contribute to reducing the effects of climate change. However, it is also faced with issues of high start-up costs, risk and waste disposal.

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1. Introduction
2. The Different Dimensions of Nuclear Energy Policy
3. An Overview of EU and US Energy Legislation
4. The Development of Romanian Nuclear Energy Law 1990-2010
5. Energy Law and Policy Development in the US Nuclear Energy Industry: A Three State Analysis
6. Exploring Energy Policy Inaction and Contradiction: The Case of Nuclear Energy in the US 1990-2010
7. Revising Energy Law and Policy in the UK: Reigniting the Nuclear Energy Sector
8. Conclusion: A Review of the Dynamics of the Nuclear Energy Industry: Strategy Development for the Nuclear Energy Sector
References and Bibliography

About the Author

Raphael Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. Raphael is currently Co-Chair of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association; Visiting Professor in Energy Law at the International Hellenic University (Greece); Associate Researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge; Visiting Professor at Paris-Dauphine University (Paris, France); Visiting Lecturer at the ESCP Business School (London and Paris) and Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago).

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