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By G. Bruce Doern, Arslan Dorman, Robert W. Morrison

What impacts have replaced Canadian nuclear coverage during the last two decades? what is going to be the long run problems with selection and alter? concentrating on the government, yet with designated cognizance given to key alterations in Ontario - Canada's major nuclear province - the analytical center of this ebook identifies 5 key nuclear power offerings and demanding situations that face the government and different Canadian coverage makers: who's chargeable for nuclear R&D and waste administration? What types of legislation will govern nuclear energy's destiny? What are Canada's customers for, and commitments surrounding, the promoting of CANDU reactors overseas? Is a renewed Federal-Ontario nuclear partnership most probably? Can there be stated to be a transforming into belief point among the Canadian public and the associations that govern nuclear power in Canada, and out of the country?

Linking adjustments in Canada with broader comparative swap within the usa, uk and Germany, in addition nations reminiscent of South Korea and China, that have bought CANDU reactors from Canada, the author's finish that Canada's nuclear destiny is one in every of precarious chance and federal nuclear coverage needs to discover ways to come to phrases with a much wider variety of concerns and actors than ever before.

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This is an advantage for existing reactors in a competitive market, as in most instances the operating cost determines the price of electricity in the market. Also, nuclear reactors are relatively inflationproof once they begin operating and as long as they continue to run well. However, the characteristics of nuclear power come under particular scrutiny in competitive markets. With deregulation and increasing Global Markets, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development 39 competition, and in countries where the growth in demand is less certain, or where decentralized supply is desirable, flexibility and low capital cost will be major factors in decisions about which technology to buy.

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