Nuclear Futures

23 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2005 Last revised: 30 May 2010

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Joseph P. Tomain

University of Cincinnati - College of Law


Nuclear Futures examines three scenarios for the future of nuclear power in light of current thinking regarding energy policy more broadly. The help situate the alternative policies, the article also provides a rough cost benefit analysis on how to think about adopting a particular nuclear policy. The article discusses a promotional nuclear policy as advocated by the current Administration and Department of Energy, Precautionary Nuclear Policy and the Smart Energy Policy that relies on market tests, alternatives to large scale capital intensive nuclear investments.

Keywords: Energy, Nuclear Power

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Tomain, Joseph P., Nuclear Futures. Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 15, p. 221, 2005, U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 05-24, Available at SSRN:

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