Evaluation of a Hypothetical Nuclear Renaissance in Austria

Increased awareness of the global climate change problem, as well as oscillations in the crude oil prices plus the stopped transfer of Russian natural gas to European Union in the beginning of 2009 have given new and increased attention to nuclear energy technology. Even after Fukushima many countries in the world build their energy strategy on the further expansion of nuclear energy. Several member states of the European Union have started an initiative for European subsidies for new reactors as an instrument to limit the production of greenhouse gases.

The EHNUR project has the aim to analyze the usability and feasibility of a nuclear approach as an instrument to solve the climate problem.

Project duration: January 2011 – Marcch 2013

Contact: Klaus Gufler

Further Information: http://www.risk.boku.ac.at/EHNUR/.

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien