Europe's Nuclear Disappointment

Yergin, Daniel
January 1978
New Republic;1/7/78, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p13
Examines the reasons why European governments, the European Community and the International Energy Agency posted ambitious goals for nuclear capacity. Objective of reducing dependence on oil; Failure of several nuclear programs; Virtual moratorium on nuclear plant construction in Western Europe; Alternatives to nuclear energy available in Europe; Economic reasons for Europe's nuclear disappointment; Role played by public opposition to nuclear power in the failure nuclear projects.


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