This title is the first of four 'new-look' books in the Power and Energy series that are aimed at industry professionals rather than academics. Nuclear Power explains in detail how nuclear power works, its costs, its benefits as part of the electricity supply system, and also examines its record.
This book covers the debate over the pros and cons of nuclear power. Is it expensive, dangerous and inflexible? Or is nuclear power an opportunity to invest in a long-term, large-scale electricity source that will assist to win the battle against climate change? There will be broad market interest in this book, which has been written for general awareness.
Other subjects that will be included in this new range are co-generation, embedded generation, and condition assessment of high voltage insulation in power system equipment.
- Chapter 2: Reactor designs
- Chapter 3: Nuclear safety and three major accidents
- Chapter 4: Operating experience
- Chapter 5: Fuelling the reactor
- Chapter 6: Privatising the UK nuclear industry
- Chapter 7: A new nuclear programme for the UK?
- Chapter 8: New reactor designs
- Chapter 9: Future reactor designs
- Chapter 10: The development of fusion
Janet Wood has been a journalist covering the power industry worldwide for more than 15 years. She has edited magazines including Nuclear Engineering International, International Water Power and Dam Construction, Power Engineer, Asian Electricity and Power Engineering International. She is currently news editor of Utility Week magazine.