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dc.contributor.authorHaines, James; Kaad, J. D.; Weigand, Robert A.en_US
dc.dateNovember 2008en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-02T14:38:38Z
dc.date.available2014-11-10en_US
dc.date.available2018-11-02T14:38:38Z
dc.identifier.otherSchool of Business Working Paper Series; No. 108en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://wuir.washburn.edu/handle/10425/323
dc.description.abstractFor the use of fossil fuels to decline, there will have to be greater reliance upon alternative sources of electricity. We compare capital and operating costs of the major alternative electricity sources (hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, nuclear, and solar power), and conclude that reducing fossil fuels as a source of electricity in the most economical fashion will require heavy reliance on nuclear power for an extended period of time, as it is the only economically feasible option that does not have reliability issues or location requirements. A successful 21st century energy policy must also address CO2 emissions and the issue of high-level radioactive waste disposal, and emphasize conservation and efficiency programs that include market-based incentives for consumers and producers of energy.en_US
dc.format.mediumPDFen_US
dc.language.isoEngen_US
dc.publisherWashburn University, School of Businessen_US
dc.subjectAlternative Energyen_US
dc.subjectEconomics Of Energyen_US
dc.subjectEnergy Policyen_US
dc.titleThe Economics Of Alternative Energy And Perspectives For A 21st Century Energy Policyen_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US
washburn.identifier.cdm35en_US
washburn.identifier.oclc320907659en_US
washburn.source.locationen_US


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