Nuclear Energy Now: Why the Time Has Come for the World's Most Misunderstood Energy Source (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 2007 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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A timely and thought-provoking solution to the world's energyshortfall

The dramatic increases in oil and natural gas prices, the finitesupply of fossil fuels, and concerns over emissions and globalwarming are forcing us to consider alternatives. In this measuredand knowledgeable book, energy experts Alan Herbst and GeorgeHopley argue that the time has come for the U.S. to revitalize itsnuclear generation assets in order to successfully meet growingdomestic electricity requirements and lessen our dependence onforeign sources of energy. Nuclear Energy Now provides an informedlook at the benefits and drawbacks associated with thiscontroversial alternative to traditional energy sources.

It opens with a brief overview of commercial nuclear developmentin the U.S. during the past half-century and moves on to discusswhat the future may hold if new initiatives-supported by the EnergyPolicy Act of 2005-gain traction. Along the way, readers will findinformed insights into why the need for nuclear power has become socritical and how we can safely add capacity in the coming years.Exploring all of the issues related to developing America's nuclearenergy capabilities safely and cost-effectively, Nuclear Energy Nowis a must-read for anyone concerned about our oil dependency, theenvironment, and future of the nation.

  

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Okay - I know what you are thinking - I am not only supporting my old friend from Connecticut, George, who wrote this book - but it is a good view of the pros and cons of going Nuclear Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 From Warheads to Washing Machines PostWorld War II Nuclear Development
1
Chapter 2 The Nuclear Paradigm Shift
35
Chapter 3 A Call to Action
61
Chapter 4 Nuclear Powers Growing Global Footprint
93
Chapter 5 No Need to Wear a Lead Suit Nuclear Safety Works
127
Chapter 6 Nuclear Power LowCost Portal to U S Energy Security
165
Appendix A US Reactors
187
Appendix B US Reactor Shutdown List
195
Appendix D NRC Reactor Certification Status
201
Appendix E Diagram of a Boiling Water Reactor BWR
203
Appendix F Pressurized Water Reactor PWR
205
Appendix G Map of World Nuclear Reactors
207
Appendix H Global Nuclear Generation
209
References
219
Index
221
Copyright

Appendix C Global Reactor Closings
199

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About the author (2007)

Alan M. Herbst has twenty years' experience in energyconsulting and is the General Partner of Utilis Energy, LLC, astrategic consulting firm based in New York. In recent years, hehas focused his efforts on emerging energy technologies andmarkets, specifically nuclear power, the Alberta oil sands, coalgasification technologies, and the growing global LNG market.Herbst has also held energy analysis and consulting positions withthe PIRA Energy Group and Standard & Poor's. He has an MBA infinance and international business from New York University's SternSchool of Business.

George W. Hopley is Associate Director of commodityresearch at Barclays Capital in New York. He analyzes wholesalepower and gas markets; distributes daily, weekly, and quarterlyreports to an estimated 1,500 clients; and assists the sales andtrading team and other parts of the bank. Prior to his currentposition at Barclays, Hopley served as senior director of researchand analysis for Duke Energy in Houston, a director of marketresearch at Enron North America, and an economist at PIRA EnergyGroup in New York.

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