In 2007 Council on Foreign Relations fellow Charles Ferguson published this erudite and compact report on the global expansion of nuclear energy. As with the Carnegie report, Ferguson looks closely at the proliferation question, but also delves into some of the wider issues that would accompany a sudden spurt in global reactor construction. Given some of the operational challenges faced by the Japanese power companies that are coming to new light in the wake of the Fukushima crisis, Ferguson looks like he was right on.
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- Does Japan Crisis Put U.S. Nuclear Energy Push at Risk? (abcnews.go.com)
- Nuclear energy? Hmm…look at the Japanese experience (slightlyturquoise.wordpress.com)
- What happens now to the nuclear ‘Renaissance’? (financialpost.com)