Licensing of nuclear power plants: the case of Sweden in an international comparison
2009 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, Vol. 37, no 10, 4086-4097 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Efficient power plant licensing procedures are essential for the functioning of deregulated electricity markets. The purpose of this paper is to review and analyse the licensing process for nuclear power plants in Sweden, and in part contrast the Swedish case with the corresponding approaches in a selection of other countries. This approach permits a discussion of how licensing processes can be altered and what the benefits and drawbacks of such changes are. The paper highlights and discusses a number of important legal issues and implications, including, for instance: (a) the role of political versus impartial decision-making bodies; (b) the tension between national policy goals and implementation at the local level; (c) public participation and access to justice; (d) consistency and clarity of the legal system: and (e) the introduction of license time limits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Guildford: IPC Science and Technology pr. , 2009. Vol. 37, no 10, 4086-4097 p.
Nuclear power, Licensing, Sweden
Research subject Environmental Law
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126418DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.051ISI: 000270646700041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126418DiVA: diva2:323935