Comparison of nuclear energy and coal gasification

In late 2006 Ecofys was asked by EFN (Energy Forum Netherlands Foundation) to perform a comparison between nuclear energy and coal gasification. The aspects on which the two technologies for electricity generation were compared are: costs (costs per unit electricity generated, O&M costs, fuel and capital outlay); environment (emissions, waste and efficiency); possible locations and space requirements; risks (health, costs, security, others); flexibility; public opinion; and, contribution to Dutch industry (research, experience and industry).


Paul Noothout
Energy Systems and Markets
Energy Plant