Economic Management of Future Nuclear Accidents
Kapitel i bok, 2019

Nuclear core melts with large emissions of radioactive substances are not paid for by nuclear power companies but by the victims and by taxpayers. This subsidy is often the result of legislation with that purpose.

Experience shows that the relative frequency of such accidents is several orders of magnitude larger that the risk estimates publicised by the nuclear industry and nuclear proponents.

This chapter describes the how the problem was created in order to make the nuclear development economically possible. In the end, it is described how amarket may be created based on compulsory paying capacity, possibly provided via catastrophe bonds that would internalise many costs of accidents. At the same time, such regulations would provide a market evaluation, by responsible actors, of the nuclear risk costs.

Författare

Tomas Kåberger

Energi

The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power

211-220

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Ämneskategorier

Ekonomisk historia

Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Nationalekonomi

Styrkeområden

Energi

DOI

10.1007/978-3-658-25987-7_9

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Skapat

2019-09-29