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College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics
Innovation systems, Nuclear energy
Nuclear energy is contentious in policy discussions that evaluate its role in the current U.S. clean energy innovation system. OECD nations, on average, have begun to reduce their dependence on nuclear energy. However, the United States has remained invested in its nuclear energy infrastructure and the role that it plays within federal research and development. This thesis examines the Neo-Schumpeterian perspective and the National Innovation System’s approach, the economic history of nuclear energy in the United States, and given insight from these factors, discusses the current role of nuclear energy in the U.S. energy innovation system. The objective is to determine if omitting nuclear energy’s role in U.S. energy from policy analysis is beneficial in the national innovation systems evaluation of the green industrial revolution or if its exclusion ignores potential path developments for a low carbon future.
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Jones, Bryce, "Evaluating Nuclear Energy as a Component of U.S. Energy Innovation Systems" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1949.