New Report Explores Nuclear Power Market Potential
The Nuclear Power Industry is at a Decisive Turning Point
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Phoenix, AZ - April 27, 2007 - Today, the world produces as much electricity from nuclear energy as it did from all sources combined in 1960. Nuclear energy supplies 16% of the world's energy needs.
· France derives over 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy. It is the world's largest net exporter of electricity
· Despite being the only country to have suffered the devastating effects of nuclear weapons in wartime, Japan has embraced the peaceful use of nuclear technology and derives about 30% of its electricity from nuclear power.
· The U.S. was a pioneer in nuclear power development. After the 1970s the U.S. nuclear industry dramatically improved its safety and operational performance, and it is now among world leaders.
· Around the globe, emerging nuclear countries such as Chile, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Venezuela, Tunisia and others are adopting nuclear technologies to slake their thirst for energy.

Nuclear technology uses energy released by splitting the atoms of certain elements. Nuclear applications range from bomb production to power generation. When it was first developed in the 1940s, research focused on producing bombs by splitting atoms of uranium or plutonium. In the 1950s attention turned to peaceful applications for nuclear fission, notably power generation. Today, nuclear power generation is an established part of the world's electricity mix. This report on the Nuclear Power Market Potential suggests that nuclear power has the potential to help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and curb CO2 emissions in a safe and cost-effective way.

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The report addresses major issues affecting the nuclear power industry, including:
· Technologies for New Nuclear Facilities - The nuclear reactors currently in use in the U.S. were deployed in the 1970s and 1980s. The nuclear industry has developed more innovative designs that have lower generating costs, but the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has not yet certified them, and costs of the nuclear fuel cycle are largely unknown.
· Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Waste Disposal - The report evaluates two options for spent fuel disposition: (1) on-site storage followed by centralized disposal, and (2) on-site storage and reprocessing, followed by centralized disposal.
· Nuclear Regulation - Federal regulation is aimed at streamlining the permitting process and allowing investors to resolve many important uncertainties before committing large amounts of money to a nuclear facility. This report analyzes the economic advantages that regulatory streamlining can provide.
· Non-Proliferation Goals - Some countries have chosen direct disposal of spent nuclear fuel, while others have chosen recycling of spent fuel. In the future, an innovative fuel cycle that strongly resists nuclear proliferation, such as pyrometallurgical processing, will be pursued.
· Energy Security - This study considers the energy security benefits of nuclear power, particularly in the transportation sector. As international trade in LNG becomes more extensive and U.S. imports increase, this energy security linkage could become more important, with nuclear energy replacing gas-generated electricity.
· Global Nuclear Energy Partnership - In February 2006 the U.S. government announced a Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) through which it intends to work with other nations to develop new proliferation-resistant recycling technologies in order to produce more energy, reduce waste, addresses global warming concerns, and minimize proliferation concerns.

The report examines the various types of nuclear plants and describes advanced technologies for processing and disposal. It also examines the applications potential of nuclear energy in aerospace, medicinal, industrial, desalinization, transportation, food processing, and other sectors. It also contains a comprehensive country-by country analysis of nuclear power generating capacity, political and economic issues, legal and political constraints, and the outlook for the nuclear industry.

This report looks in detail at various issues surrounding nuclear power: the challenges, the potential, focus on major countries and their nuclear potential and development, the growing need for nuclear power, and a general overview of the global nuclear power industry. The report is a complete guide to the global nuclear power industry.

About the Publisher: "Nuclear Power Market Potential" is published by Energy Business Reports (www.EnergyBusinessReports.com), an energy industry think tank and leading source for energy industry information and research products. Full details on this report can be seen at: