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By Nigel Lawson (auth.), Paul Tempest (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401173559

ISBN-13: 9789401173551

ISBN-10: 9401173575

ISBN-13: 9789401173575

Paul Tempest strength economics is, in nationwide coverage, an essential aspect of inter­ part the place executive, undefined, finance, study and lots of different pursuits meet. In Britain, it's not a known career or educational self-discipline in its personal correct. might be it truly is a part of our nationwide variety and historical past that it by no means might be so compartmentalised. certainly, strength economics is an curiosity which can't simply be con­ strained inside even nationwide boundanes: foreign power mar­ kets impinge far and wide via exterior call for, offer and value affecting profoundly each point of the financial system. THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF strength ECONOMICS during the last few years, an expanding want has been generally perceived at no cost and open dialogue of the most important strength and eco­ nomic problems with the day. effortless verbal exchange and the joint imple­ mentation of technological growth appear, world wide, the most secure path to resolving nationwide and foreign difficulties. Such co­ operation and interchange additionally deliver into the sunshine nationwide and native political myopia, bureaucratic inertia, educational dogma and the dis­ tortions of a less than perfect industry system.

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Rumours that the AGR had defeated American competition began circulating in March, but formal confirmation did not come until May and details not until July. These details were published in summaries which were translated into six languages, but they were far too sketchy and suggested too many shortcomings in the methodology of reactor comparison to impress professional opinion abroad and indeed, despite continued hopes thereafter, no AGR export sale resulted. A great weakness of the comparative analysis of the best AGR tender and the best LWR tender as set out in the summaries was that the whole of the advantage which the AGR was shown by the figures as enjoying over this LWR was less than the advantage notionally given to the AGR on the grounds that, unlike the LWR, it could refuel while still on load.

These details were published in summaries which were translated into six languages, but they were far too sketchy and suggested too many shortcomings in the methodology of reactor comparison to impress professional opinion abroad and indeed, despite continued hopes thereafter, no AGR export sale resulted. A great weakness of the comparative analysis of the best AGR tender and the best LWR tender as set out in the summaries was that the whole of the advantage which the AGR was shown by the figures as enjoying over this LWR was less than the advantage notionally given to the AGR on the grounds that, unlike the LWR, it could refuel while still on load.

The aim of this chapter is to identify the main issues in the development of British nuclear power to date, l the better to assess what may be the main issues in the years immediately ahead. MILITARY ORIGINS The first point to be made is that although civil and military nuclear issues have become increasingly separate in Britain, the civil development effort grew out of what was originally an exclusive military programme and, as will emerge below, the military origins *Professor, Department of Government, University of Manchester.

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