The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Delivering nuclear power: challenges for the Obama administration

Record type: Article

This article considers two key problems that the Obama administration may face in respect of delivering a revival of nuclear power in the United States. It is shown that previous attempts to promote nuclear power have created an institutional infrastructure that exposes the U.S. government to considerable financial risk. If the Obama administration continues with its support for nuclear power, it risks billions of dollars of public money. It is also shown that the Obama administration's decisions regarding the management of nuclear waste have actually undermined the viability of nuclear power. It is concluded that the challenges are such that the U.S. federal government may have to assume direct control of any future nuclear program.

PDF 2009_Baker.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Restricted to Repository staff only
Download (46kB)

Citation

Baker, Keith (2009) Delivering nuclear power: challenges for the Obama administration International Journal of Public Administration, 32, (9), pp. 747-752. (doi:10.1080/01900690903010319).

More information

Published date: January 2009
Keywords: Obama, nuclear energy, waste, financing

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 155477
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/155477
ISSN: 0190-0692
PURE UUID: 5d441546-d107-42a3-991f-3a2d0aac1480

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 28 May 2010 09:05
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:44

Export record

Altmetrics


Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×