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Law of Nuclear Energy, The
Law of Nuclear Energy, The
2nd Edition
Practice Area:  Energy Law
ISBN:  9780414055889
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Author:Helen Cook
Publication Date:  21 Mar 2018
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Format:  Hardback
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Whatever area in which you work – development, finance or research – this essential text can help you understand the ins and outs 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.

The text:

 

  • 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 2nd edition has been updated throughout and features new chapters on:

  • Nuclear energy for policy makers, including in the context of climate change and sustainable development
  • Nuclear liability
  • Nuclear waste management, disposal and reprocessing
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International Energy Law Review
2018
Reviewed by Dr Tim Stone CBE

Helen Cook’s The Law of Nuclear Energy, 2nd edn, published by Sweet & Maxwell, with an introduction by George Borovas, is a vital part of every energy professional’s library. Helen’s passion for both the low-carbon nature of nuclear power but also its far wider impact on civil society shines through her carefully constructed text. The book provides coverage of the full sphere of the legal aspects of civil nuclear power from an international perspective with many references to specific national issues. Recent updates are dealt with clearly, including the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage—which creates a global nuclear liability regime—as well as the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.

The book addresses legal aspects of nuclear law for a variety of readers—from policy-makers to nuclear project developers and financiers. It sets out, clearly, both the basis and practice of law and regulation of every aspect of civil nuclear power from the front end of the fuel cycle, through construction, operation, decommissioning and the back end of the fuel cycle. The section on regulation is particularly useful to help understand the wide range of different approaches which are taken around the world from the outcome-based approach in the UK through a "goal setting regime" to the more prescriptive "requirements" based approach of the US. Understanding these cultural differences is a critical step to any work in civil nuclear power.

The book is logically structured and flows from the Legal Infrastructure for Nuclear Energy, through Nuclear Power New Build (with extensive coverage of the issues involved in the many different aspects of construction and financing) through to the Future of Nuclear Law in which Helen also addresses the emerging importance of small modular reactors. This interest in a more manufactured approach as opposed to conventional construction on site is clearly visible in very many countries—the geographic diversity in several countries is driving real interest in smaller devices to service remote communities while elsewhere in the world significant effort is either planned or underway to develop and deploy smaller conventional designs as well as advanced modular designs. Taking nuclear to a mass production, manufactured solution focused on cheap, low carbon electricity production is key to the energy futures in many countries and Helen’s book covers the vital legal issues around this.

Helen’s book is more than just a textbook. It is well written and comprehensive in coverage and should be read carefully from the outset of policy-making so that governmental context can be as considered as possible. For the developers and financiers, the book provides an important tutorial which should be part of the preparation for early thinking about potential projects. The book is based on wide practical experience of advising on large successful projects around the world, including her ground-breaking experience in her work on the first projects in previously non-nuclear countries where the entire nuclear process has been started from scratch. The book overall is the result of painstaking work and is clearly written and easily assimilable—the author’s passion for her subject shines throughout.

Dr Tim Stone CBE
Chairman, Nuclear Risk Insurers & Non-Executive Director
Horizon Nuclear Power
I.E.L.R. 2018, 5, 185
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