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Nuclear Energy

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Material Information

Title: Nuclear Energy The long Term Remedy for China's Imminent Power Crisis
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Imbert, Cecile
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Ecomomics
Nuclear Energy
China
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: China is the world's most populous country with a growing economy undergoing major structural changes. Its energy needs in have been increasing drastically, so much so that they are now surpassing its indigenous supply capacities. In order to sustain its economic growth, China has been increasingly gaining significant influence on the international scene by opening its doors to international trade and foreign capitalization. Local and international specialists are now trying to find the best possible energy mix for China to develop in order to successfully meet its energy demand while limiting local and global negative externalities from it. This study demonstrates that nuclear energy in China needs to occupy a much larger share in China's future energy mix. A careful study of the country's main macroeconomic indicators shows that China has a strong economy whose growth is likely to continue over the next fifteen years. Therefore, China is now in a position to afford the necessary infrastructure for diversifying and increasing its energy output. Then, this study focuses on China's different energy sectors. It reveals that while coal and oil are being extensively used, cleaner energy sources such as natural gas, renewable, and nuclear significantly lag behind in development. It also highlights that many important projects are under construction in all energy sectors. However, these Governmental efforts still remain insufficient in the electricity industry where power shortages and pollution from coal-fired plants are of pressing concerns. Lastly, this study discusses the main reasons why nuclear generation offers many advantages over coal generation in the electricity industry. In particular, not only does nuclear energy successfully address China's energy security concerns but it is cleaner, safer, and cheaper than any energy derived from coal. Overall, this study concludes that the Chinese Government could revise upward its goal of quadrupling its nuclear power capacity by 2020.
Statement of Responsibility: by Cecile Imbert
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 I3
System ID: NCFE003529:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003529/00001

Material Information

Title: Nuclear Energy The long Term Remedy for China's Imminent Power Crisis
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Imbert, Cecile
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Ecomomics
Nuclear Energy
China
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: China is the world's most populous country with a growing economy undergoing major structural changes. Its energy needs in have been increasing drastically, so much so that they are now surpassing its indigenous supply capacities. In order to sustain its economic growth, China has been increasingly gaining significant influence on the international scene by opening its doors to international trade and foreign capitalization. Local and international specialists are now trying to find the best possible energy mix for China to develop in order to successfully meet its energy demand while limiting local and global negative externalities from it. This study demonstrates that nuclear energy in China needs to occupy a much larger share in China's future energy mix. A careful study of the country's main macroeconomic indicators shows that China has a strong economy whose growth is likely to continue over the next fifteen years. Therefore, China is now in a position to afford the necessary infrastructure for diversifying and increasing its energy output. Then, this study focuses on China's different energy sectors. It reveals that while coal and oil are being extensively used, cleaner energy sources such as natural gas, renewable, and nuclear significantly lag behind in development. It also highlights that many important projects are under construction in all energy sectors. However, these Governmental efforts still remain insufficient in the electricity industry where power shortages and pollution from coal-fired plants are of pressing concerns. Lastly, this study discusses the main reasons why nuclear generation offers many advantages over coal generation in the electricity industry. In particular, not only does nuclear energy successfully address China's energy security concerns but it is cleaner, safer, and cheaper than any energy derived from coal. Overall, this study concludes that the Chinese Government could revise upward its goal of quadrupling its nuclear power capacity by 2020.
Statement of Responsibility: by Cecile Imbert
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 I3
System ID: NCFE003529:00001

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