Nuclear Expansion or Phase Out?

Costs and Opportunities by Enrica De Cian, Samuel Carrara and Massimo Tavoni Appeared originally at Voxeu.org 22 December 2013 After the Fukushima incident in 2011, many countries decided to shrink their nuclear power programmes. This article presents recent research on the optimal role of nuclear power in reducing carbon emissions. Phasing out nuclear power would …