This expert group was set up to conduct a study, the overall objective of which is to identify the key issues to be addressed by governments for facilitating the financing of nuclear power plants when nuclear energy is considered a relevant option for policy reasons, such as enhancing security of supply and/or alleviating the risk of global climate change.
The scope of the study will cover a review of the obstacles to investments in new nuclear power plants and an analysis of governmental measures that may alleviate those obstacles. The role of the industry will be addressed but emphasis will also be placed on such public policy measures as guaranteeing a stable regulatory regime, the legal and regulatory frameworks for the back end of the fuel cycle and decommissioning, and recognition of the value of carbon emissions and security of electricity supply.
An ad hoc expert group was set up in January 2008 to carry out the study.
Last updated: 7 June 2008