AUTHORKojo, Matti / Litmanen, Tapio, Eds.
TITLEThe Renewal of Nuclear Power in Finland
PUBLISHERPalgrave Macmillan
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2009
ISBN978-0-230-57592-9


This volume examines changes and shortcomings of Finnish nuclear energy policy making, specifically with regard to new reactor construction in the context of energy policy trends both nationally and internationally. The collection of papers by international experts provides a detailed look at how Finnish democracy operates in the formation of nuclear energy policy. The book is organized into five parts, the first of which is an introduction to Finnish nuclear policy. Part II discusses Finnish application for a fifth nuclear power plant and the consequential resistence led by non-governmental organizations (NGO). Part III investigates the logic and paradoxes of Finnish nuclear decision making, and Part IV details the risks of nuclear waste to Finnish society and how they shaped the strategic selection of the Finnish Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) repository. Part V concludes by reflecting on Finland's potential to be an example of democratic nuclear decision making to the global community. The book is a part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment Series, which addresses technical, environmental, and political issues of relevance in crafting policy responses to climate change.


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