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This paper examines the zero-emission credits (ZECs) offered to nuclear power producers in the U.S. states of Illinois and New York. The author concludes that while the legal argument for state jurisdiction may have prevailed, there is an argument against ZECs on economic optimality grounds.
This report quantifies greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial sector and identifies opportunities for non-GHG-emitting thermal energy sources to replace the most significant GHG-emitting U.S. industries based on targeted process-level analysis of industrial heat requirements. The intent is to provide a basis for projecting opportunities for clean energy use; doing so provides a prospectus for small modular nuclear reactors (including nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems), solar industrial process heat and geothermal energy, according to the authors.
This journal article presents a comparative review of the renewable energy sectors and sharing opportunities in China, India and Pakistan and foresees a significant role for nuclear energy in the future regional energy mix. The authors describe these opportunities in the context of regional development and security. They also detail future energy demands and renewable energy targets, a comparison of renewable energy sectors, resource mixes, and projects.
The authors of this report argue that although subsidies for nuclear power in an environment of falling energy prices may be substantial, they represent a cost-effective means of avoiding emissions that would otherwise be generated by other energy sources.

According to the authors of this journal article, a significant barrier to deployment of small modular reactor (SMRs) is the licensing process, which historically was developed for large reactors. The authors “enlarge the view” to all the SMR-related implications on the licensing process, presenting their legislative implications and market effects.

This document presents Google's summary of its efforts to become a an exclusively carbon-free energy consumer. Depending on the operating environment, Google contracts solar, wind, hydro, biomass, or nuclear power. In Finland, Google contracts approximately 40% of its power from hydropower and nuclear sources. The report cites that establishing 24x7 carbon-free electricity is easier at its data centers with access to nuclear power plants.
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has worked on desalination development in India since the 1970s. This report summarizes those efforts, including a description of the national strategy, demonstration projects, technologies and future plans.

This article presents an overview of used nuclear fuel reprocessing reactor deployments around the world. The authors discuss the international reprocessing economy, and they describe the economic and fuel security benefits of a reprocessing reactor program.