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Abstract

The American University Institute for Risk Analysis (AURA) has undertaken a study for the European Economic Community to critically evaluate the methodologies for comparative analyses of risk, costs and benefits of alternative energy systems used to generate electricity, principally nuclear, coal, and oil. Other energy systems and related industries with major hazards are also addressed where pertinent. This is particularly true for cases where electrical energy may be an inefficient form for end use such as for transportation and space heating. Here, comparison on an end use basis by the most efficient method, electrical or otherwise, is required. The starting point and basis for this evaluation has been the array of existing studies of alternative energy systems already published. These studies, including those already undertaken by the Community are over 50 in number. The purpose of this study is to evaluate what is and what is not useful in existing studies, as well as to provide insight on how meaningful studies can be conducted.

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Authors: ROWE W, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE FOR RISK ANALYSIS, WASHINGTON (USA);OTERSON P AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE FOR RISK ANALYSIS, WASHINGTON (USA), AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE FOR RISK ANALYSIS, WASHINGTON (USA)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8844 EN (1983) MF, 236 P., BFR 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1180, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122024300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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