The role of nuclear energy in mitigating greenhouse warming

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A behavioral, top-down, forced-equilibrium market model of long-term ({approximately} 2,100) global energy-economics interactions has been modified with a bottom-up nuclear energy model and used to construct consistent scenarios describing future impacts of civil nuclear materials flows in an expanding, multi-regional (13) world economy. The relative measures and tradeoffs between economic (GNP, tax impacts, productivity, etc.), environmental (greenhouse gas accumulations, waste accumulation, proliferation risk), and energy (resources, energy mixes, supply-side versus demand-side attributes) interactions that emerge from these analyses are focused herein on advancing understanding of the role that nuclear energy (and other non-carbon energy sources) might play in mitigating greenhouse ... continued below

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Krakowski, R. A. December 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Los Alamos National Lab., Technology and Safety Assessment Div., NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: New Mexico

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A behavioral, top-down, forced-equilibrium market model of long-term ({approximately} 2,100) global energy-economics interactions has been modified with a bottom-up nuclear energy model and used to construct consistent scenarios describing future impacts of civil nuclear materials flows in an expanding, multi-regional (13) world economy. The relative measures and tradeoffs between economic (GNP, tax impacts, productivity, etc.), environmental (greenhouse gas accumulations, waste accumulation, proliferation risk), and energy (resources, energy mixes, supply-side versus demand-side attributes) interactions that emerge from these analyses are focused herein on advancing understanding of the role that nuclear energy (and other non-carbon energy sources) might play in mitigating greenhouse warming. Two ostensibly opposing scenario drivers are investigated: (a) demand-side improvements in (non-price-induced) autonomous energy efficiency improvements; and (b) supply-side carbon-tax inducements to shift energy mixes towards reduced- or non-carbon forms. In terms of stemming greenhouse warming for minimal cost of greenhouse-gas abatement, and with the limitations of the simplified taxing schedule used, a symbiotic combination of these two approaches may offer advantages not found if each is applied separately.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98004250

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  • International conference on environment and nuclear energy, Washington, DC (United States), 27-29 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98004250
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-4894
  • Report No.: CONF-9710142--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663344
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703902

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Krakowski, R. A. The role of nuclear energy in mitigating greenhouse warming, article, December 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703902/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.