Long-term performance targets for nuclear energy. Part 1: The global scenario context

Rogner, H.-H. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1045-9830, McDonald, A., & Riahi, K. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7193-3498 (2008). Long-term performance targets for nuclear energy. Part 1: The global scenario context. International Journal of Global Energy Issues 30 (1) 28-76. 10.1504/IJGEI.2008.019856.

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This paper outlines a range of scenarios describing what the world's energy system might look like in the middle of the century, and what nuclear energy's role might be. The starting point is the 40 non-greenhouse-gas-mitigation scenarios in the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Four illustrative marker scenarios are selected and include growing but varying contributions from nuclear power to electricity supply, while in some scenarios nuclear energy also supplements hydrogen supply by 2050. For each marker scenario, the paper analyses the generic design features of future nuclear power technologies and fuel cycles consistent with the underlying scenario storylines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nuclear power; nuclear energy; global scenarios; long-term; innovation; performance targets; research; development; demonstration; climate change; emissions; fuel cycles
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: International Journal of Global Energy Issues; 30(1-4):28-76 [2008]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:40
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:20
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8538

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