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External costs of fuel cycles - EU/US project Phase II

ExternE is a major project supported by JOULE, the main aim of which is to develop a unified methodology for quantifying externalities associated with the production and consumption of energy. The project also aimed to identify the critical methodological issues and research needs to achieve this. The methodology has been extensively applied to evaluate the external costs of different fuel cycles at sites throughout Europe. This project represents the second phase of ExternE and considerably extends the methodology to include a wide range of fuel cycles beyond those for coal and nuclear fuel which were considered in Phase I. It also supplements the original framework with new pathways and an accounting framework for security of supply issues.

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AEA Technology plc
Harwell Laboratory
OX11 0RA Didcot
United Kingdom
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