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Nuclear Plants and Nuclear Niches: On the Generation of Nuclear Energy During the Last Twenty Years

Cesare Marchetti

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 90 / Number 4 / August 1985 / Pages 521-526

Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE85-A18502

The penetration of nuclear energy around the world is analyzed by logistic analysis. The results show that despite some ups and downs, nuclear use keeps up a regular rate of growth, and, worldwide, grows much faster than could be expected from previous regularities in the penetration of oil and gas. This growth may be attributed to the fact that nuclear energy found in the electrical grid a ready-made distribution network. The question of what network to develop next is crucial if the pace is to be kept.

 
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