Strategic and Policy Issues Raised by the Transition from Thermal to Fast Nuclear Systems
English, 84 pages, published: 03/13/09
NEA#6352, ISBN: 978-92-64-06064-7
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- Français: Questions stratégiques et politiques liées à la transition des systèmes nucléaires thermiques aux systèmes rapides 
The renewed interest in nuclear energy triggered by concerns about global climate change and security of supply, which could lead to substantial growth in nuclear electricity generation, enhances the attractiveness of fast neutron reactors with closed fuel cycles. Moving from the current fleet of thermal neutron reactors to fast neutron systems will require many decades and extensive RD&D efforts. This book identifies and analyses key strategic and policy issues raised by such a transition, aiming at providing guidance to decision makers on the best approaches for implementing transition scenarios.

The topics covered in this book will be of interest to government and nuclear industry policy makers as well as to specialists working on nuclear energy system analyses and advanced fuel cycle issues.