Assessing the viability of power-supply systems : a tentative protocol
Díaz Maurin, François
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Date: 2012
Description: 23 p.
Abstract: This Technical Report presents a tentative protocol used to assess the viability of powersupply systems. The viability of power-supply systems can be assessed by looking at the production factors (e. g. paid labor, power capacity, fossil-fuels) – needed for the system to operate and maintain itself – in relation to the internal constraints set by the energetic metabolism of societies. In fact, by using this protocol it becomes possible to link assessments of technical coefficients performed at the level of the power-supply systems with assessments of benchmark values performed at the societal level throughout the relevant different sectors. In particular, the example provided here in the case of France for the year 2009 makes it possible to see that in fact nuclear energy is not viable in terms of labor requirements (both direct and indirect inputs) as well as in terms of requirements of power capacity, especially when including reprocessing operations.
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Reports on Environmental Sciences
Series: Reports on Environmental Sciences ;
Document: report
Subject: Energia nuclear ; Electricitat ; Producció ; Centrals d'energia de cicle combinat ; Consum d'energia ; Cicle de vida del producte ; Biologia econòmica ; Fonts d'energia ; Aspectes econòmics

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