Energy and the Environment Cost-Benefit Analysis

Energy and the Environment Cost-Benefit Analysis

Proceedings of a Conference Held June 23-27, 1975, Sponsored by the School of Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, U.S.A.

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editors: R.A. Karam, K.Z. Morgan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187891

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Energy and the Environment Cost- Benefit Analysis originates from a conference, the objective of which is to set a global standard to measure the cost and benefit of human’s production of energy. The book focuses on the analysis of the societal and ecological effects of such a production. It also enumerates some existing sources of energy. The book begins with a discussion on the survey of world energy resources. This topic is followed by a discussion on the utilization of fossil- fuel. A separate chapter focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of fusion power. The next section tackles the formation of solar energy systems for the production of electricity. Another section of the book is devoted to the effects of technological change and economic factors on supply and use of energy sources and production. The text can serve as a valuable tool for executives and engineers from the power industry, educators, scientists, environmentalists, students, and researchers in the field of energy creation and conservation.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Session 1 Energy Resources and Projections: An Assessment

    1. Survey of World Energy Resources

    2. Fusion Power — Likelihood and Promise

    3. Solar Energy Systems for Electricity Production

    4. Energy Demand and Cost/Benefit Analysis

    5. Decision Making for Energy Choices

    6. The Role of the ACRS in Nuclear Safety

    7. Impact of Technological Change and Economic Factors on Future Supply and Demand of Alternative Energy Sources for Generating Electricity

    Session 2 Nuclear Fission Reactors and the Environment

    1. Risks Associated with Mining and Processing of Uranium

    2. Environmental and Social Issues Associated with the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

    3. Environmental Radiation Exposures and Associated Risks from Fuel Reprocessing Plants

    4. A Compendium of Selected Risks of an LMFBR Economy

    5. Plutonium Recycle

    6. Effects of Radiation on Man — Now and in the Future

    7. Radioactive Waste in the Freshwater Environment

    8. Radioactive Waste in the Marine Environment

    9. The Real Risk of Nuclear Power

    Session 3 Fossil Fuel and the Environment Special Emphasis on Coal

    1. Impacts of the Coal Fuel Cycle in Power Generation

    2. Environmental Effect of Fossil Fuels

    3. Effects of Chemical Pollutants on Man, Now and in the Future

    Session 4 Fusion Power and the Environment

    Session 5 Cost-Benefit Scales

    1. Cost-Benefit as Weighed on Genetic Scales

    2. Quantifying the Costs and Benefits of Energy

    3. Overview of Reactor Safety Study, Wash-1400

    4. Probabilistic Methods of Assessing Risk in Cost-Benefit Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants and Alternative Energy Sources

    5. Energy and Society

    6. Quantification and Comparison of External Costs of Nuclear and Fossil Electrical Power Systems

    7. A Preliminary Matrix Model for Quantifying and Balancing the Socio-Economic Impact of Alternative Cooling System Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants

    8. Decision Analysis of Energy Alternatives: A Comprehensive Framework for Decision-Making

    Session 6 Experience of Utilities in the Finance of Nuclear Power Plants

    1. Utilities1 Experience Relating to the Financing of Nuclear Power Plants

    2. Financing Nuclear Plants - 1975

    3. An Analysis of Current Trends in Nuclear and Fossil Powered Generation Costs

    Session 7 Ecosystem Tolerance Limits of Power Plant Effluents

    1. The Energy of Waste and the Problem of Informed Choices

    2. "As Low As Practicable (ALAP)" Environmental Criteria, Judicial Travesty or Justifiable Rule in a Benefit-Risk/Cost-Risk Context

    3. EPA's Role in Standards Setting

    4. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Its Role in Environmental Standards

    List of Lecturers

    List of Participants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187891

About the Editors

R.A. Karam

K.Z. Morgan

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