Whatever area you work in – development, finance or research – this essential text helps you understand all aspects of the law of nuclear energy.
Part 1: Offers a comprehensive overview of nuclear law and nuclear power projects, providing a foundation upon which countries can establish or develop legislative frameworks and regulate nuclear power projects.
Part 2: Covers the development of nuclear power projects, providing, amongst other things, guidance on producing a tender document evaluating tenders, a review of the key provisions of a nuclear construction contract and an introduction to nuclear finance. It also has chapters covering the front and back end of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Part 3: Discusses small modular nuclear reactors (“SMRs”) and future issues in international nuclear energy law.
- Overviews the legal aspects of establishing a nuclear power programme
- Discusses how to properly implement the obligations contained in the international conventions at a national level
- Describes the primary components of national nuclear law and regulation, including licensing and permitting
- Examines key areas of nuclear law, such as nuclear liability, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear safety and nuclear security
- Considers how to develop nuclear power plant tenders and evaluate proposals
- Describes different types of construction contracts and primary clauses, including dispute management and avoidance
- Introduces nuclear finance and overviews nuclear power project risks and risk allocation
- Describes the nuclear fuel cycle and discusses both the front and back ends of the cycle
- Focuses on small modular nuclear reactors and their potential benefits and legal challenges
The 3rd edition has been updated throughout with highlights including:
- Chapter 1 – Updated in tandem with developments in the global climate change agenda and potential role of nuclear energy in meeting decarbonisation goals and commitments.
- Chapters 4, 8 and 9 – New content on utilisation of bilateral nuclear cooperation agreements and formation of strategic partnerships for nuclear new build.
- Chapter 5 – Expansion of content regarding preliminary considerations prior to drafting a national nuclear law.
- Chapter 6 – Expansion of content on structuring the nuclear regulatory body and its early activities. New content on Canadian Vendor Design Review within pre-licensing activities.
- Chapter 7 – Revisions to account for the entry into force of the 2004 Protocols to the Paris Convention and Brussels Supplementary Conventions on 1 January 2022. New content on considerations for governments with respect to becoming a party to an international nuclear liability regime and how to select the optimal convention/combination of conventions.
- Chapter 11 – Developments in sustainable finance impacting nuclear energy projects.
- Chapter 14 – Revisions to account for developments in the vendor market. New content on SMR licensing approaches.
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