The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain
A history

By Simon Taylor

The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain
Paperback, 256 pages £19.99
Published: 2nd March 2016
ISBN: 9781906860318
Format: 234mm x 156mm

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Published: 2nd March 2016
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"An important and valuable analysis of one of the most important challenges of this century. The role of government and the market needs a fundamental reappraisal.”

- Tim Stone, Non-Executive Director of Horizon Nuclear Power; former Expert Chair of the Office For Nuclear Development in DECC

"A terrific piece of work ... far greater and more devastating detail than anything else so far in the public domain."

- Lord Howell, former Secretary of State for Energy

The go-ahead for Britain’s first new nuclear power station in 20 years, Hinkley Point C, marks a major change of policy. This book traces the UK’s nuclear energy history, from the optimism of the 1950s, through the disillusionment of the 1980s to a new role for nuclear in the 21st century.

• How the dreams of cheap electricity and export success died.
• How privatizing the electricity industry revealed the wishful thinking of the nuclear sector.
    – Why improved management gave the privatized nuclear stations a new lease of life.
• How the 2008 Climate Change Act unexpectedly encouraged ‘new nuclear’.
• Criticism of the industry:
   – “Why has it taken so long to get new reactors?” v. “If we wait a few years, a solar revolution will provide affordable, low-risk power”
   – Was this the right choice?
   – Concerns about the prices future consumers will have to pay.

"An important and valuable analysis of one of the most important challenges of this century. The role of government and the market needs a fundamental reappraisal.”

- Tim Stone, Non-Executive Director of Horizon Nuclear Power; former Expert Chair of the Office For Nuclear Development in DECC

"A terrific piece of work ... far greater and more devastating detail than anything else so far in the public domain."

- Lord Howell, former Secretary of State for Energy

"Much can be learned from Britain's adventures in nuclear power. This engaging and authoritative account is essential reading for anyone who wants to reap the lessons of history."

- Professor Sir David J C MacKay FRS, Regius Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge and author of Sustainable Energy – without the hot air. Chief Scientific Advisor to DECC (2009-2014).

Simon Taylor is a University Lecturer in Cambridge Judge Business School and economist. He teaches on financial markets and institutions, and has done research on financing nuclear power.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781906860318
Format: 234mm x 156mm

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9781906860707
Format: EPUB

Binding: Electronic book text, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781906860721
Format: PDF

BIC Code: KNB, KNBN, RNQ, TH
BISAC Code:  BUS070040, SCI024000, TEC028000
Imprint: UIT Cambridge


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