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By G. Bruce Doern, Arslan Dorman, Robert W. Morrison

What affects have replaced Canadian nuclear coverage over the last 20 years? what is going to be the longer term problems with selection and alter? concentrating on the government, yet with distinct realization given to key adjustments in Ontario - Canada's major nuclear province - the analytical center of this e-book identifies 5 key nuclear strength offerings and demanding situations that face the government and different Canadian coverage makers: who's answerable for nuclear R&D and waste administration? What versions of law will govern nuclear energy's destiny? What are Canada's clients for, and commitments surrounding, the promoting of CANDU reactors out of the country? Is a renewed Federal-Ontario nuclear partnership most likely? Can there be acknowledged to be a becoming belief point among the Canadian public and the associations that govern nuclear strength in Canada, and in another country?

Linking alterations in Canada with broader comparative swap within the usa, uk and Germany, in addition nations corresponding to South Korea and China, that have bought CANDU reactors from Canada, the author's finish that Canada's nuclear destiny is considered one of precarious chance and federal nuclear coverage needs to discover ways to come to phrases with a wider diversity of concerns and actors than ever before.

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Canada has become the world's leading producer and supplier of uranium for civilian nuclear power programs. It has a well-diversified customer base that includes most of the industrialized countries. It has a very large and rich resource endowment and is seen as a reliable supplier to world markets. For the past several decades, uranium exports have consistently topped $500 million annually. As indicated in Chapter 1, the main policy concerns in the export market will be continued access to markets, and management of the surplus material from military programs so as not to disrupt the civilian market.

Canada has ample resources of hydro power, fossil fuels, and renewables such as wind, solar energy, and wood and other biomass. Coal is the leading source in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia and is a significant presence in Ontario. Natural gas is the fastest-growing major source of electricity, Global Markets, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development 43 for reasons outlined earlier. Renewables have a very small share of Canada's electricity market but are expected to grow rapidly. They are still relatively expensive.

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