Net Energy Analysis has been used to compare coal and nuclear power plants. Net Energy Analysis is a method by which a system is studied in terms of the energy needed to construct and operate every unit or item associated with that system, its effects to the environment and the energy produced by the system. The results of the comparison are expressed as the ratio of the total energy output divided by the total energy input.
Tsoulfanidis, Nicholas and Suwal, Gazendra, "Comparison of Nuclear and Coal Power Plants Using Net Energy Analysis" (1977). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 290, pp. 288-296.
4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)
Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
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