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Weighing functions are extremely useful tools for evaluating the relative effects of gases affecting global atmospheric ozone and climate. In particular. the concepts of Ozone Depletion Potentials (OOPs) and Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) are extensively used in policy consideration and...
This article describes a second reason beside externalities that can justify government support of new environmental-protection techniques. A new analysis of industries with high start-up costs and scale economies shows that the country in which such an industry is located is not dictated by...
The federal government's attempts to site a permanent high-level radioactive waste repository have been frustrating and so far unsuccessful. Many of the problems were recognized more than a decade ago. In 1982, the US Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and established a program to site...
This paper reviews the origins of the current global interest in the privatization and reform of the electricity supply industry. Particular emphasis is placed on the issues of restructuring the industry into separate firms and the difficulties of attracting private capital into an industry in...
The future of nuclear energy could depend upon the international infrastructure established to ensure the creation of a strong and uniform safety culture. Deliberations during the 1990s, leading to the recently promulgated International Nuclear Safety Convention, held out the prospect of both...
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