The Regional Development Consequences of Close-Down of Nuclear Power Plants in Sweden

Snickars F (1981). The Regional Development Consequences of Close-Down of Nuclear Power Plants in Sweden. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-048

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Abstract

Energy planning is one of the most important elements of contemporary long-term planning. The central role of the energy sector in economic development has been stressed by many researchers and policy-makers.

The discussion in many countries of policies for introducing at a larger scale renewable energy resources into their energy systems has a clear regional connotation. In spite of this fact most economic energy studies lack the regional dimension. There are several reasons for introducing regional elements in an energy analysis in a country as Sweden. Renewable energy resources are located in sparsely populated areas. The energy-dependent parts of the economy are concentrated geographically. The climatic conditions make the heating of buildings differentially costly in different parts of the country.

The current paper gives an example of regional impact studies of national energy scenarios. It relates to the investigations in Sweden of the effects on the economic, regional, environmental, and social development of dispensing with nuclear power. The work of a subgroup in a Government Commission preparing for a nuclear referendum in 1980 is described, especially as regards the methods and models used for the regional analyses.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 21:21
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1713

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