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This report describes the methodology used by the ExternE project of the European Commission (DGXII) JOULE Programme for assessment of the external costs of energy. It is one of a series of reports describing analysis of nuclear, fossil and renewable fuel cycles for assessment of the externalities associated with the electricity generation. Part I of the report deals with analysis of impacts, and Part II with the economic valuation of those impacts. Analysis is conducted on a marginal basis, to allow the effect of an incremental investment in a given technology to be quantified. Attention has been paid to the specificity of results with respect to the location of fuel cycle activities, the precise technologies used, and the type and source of fuel. A wide variety of impacts have been considered. This report aims to present the methodology in a transparent manner in more detail than has been possible elsewhere, clearly identifying the uncertainties involved and the assumptions that are being made.

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Authors: BERRY J, ETSU, Didcot, Oxon (GB);HOLLAND M, ETSU, Didcot, Oxon (GB);WATKISS P (EDITORS), ETSU, Didcot, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16521 EN (1995) 571pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mrs Brach, DG XII-F-2, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5211-9
Record Number: 199610214 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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