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Perspectives on the Barriers to Nuclear Power Generation in the Philippines: Prospects for Directions in Energy Research in the Global South

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Macquarie School of Social Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
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Department of Nuclear and Renewable Energy, Ural Federal University Named after the First President of Russia Boris Yeltsin, 620002 Ekaterinburg, Russia
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College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Los Baños 4030, Philippines
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Inventions 2022, 7(3), 53; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions7030053
Received: 3 June 2022 / Revised: 22 June 2022 / Accepted: 27 June 2022 / Published: 29 June 2022
This paper offers a discussion on the social dimensions of the barriers to nuclear power generation in the country. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the literature by identifying the barriers to nuclear power generation in the Philippines and offering perspectives on the social relevance of potentially adding nuclear sources to the country’s energy mix. Given the contemporary relevance of the energy transitions globally, this work builds on the available sources over the past decade concerning nuclear energy technology in the Philippines and provides further discussions on the diverse barriers to the country’s energy transition pathway. Findings present barriers related to politics, policy, infrastructure, technical capacities, environment and information. The differences in priorities and values concerning nuclear energy reflect that the barriers to nuclear energy generation in the Philippines are social as much as technical. Based on the findings and descriptions of the current discussions on Philippine energy generation, this work provides some key points for consideration in order to deploy nuclear power plants in the country. These recommendations, however, are not definitive measures and are still subject to local conditions that may arise. This study hopes to be instructive to other countries in terms of further reflecting on the social dimensions of the barriers to nuclear energy generation. View Full-Text
Keywords: nuclear energy; nuclear power plant; potential barriers; energy generation; energy policy nuclear energy; nuclear power plant; potential barriers; energy generation; energy policy
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Andal, A.G.; PraveenKumar, S.; Andal, E.G.; Qasim, M.A.; Velkin, V.I. Perspectives on the Barriers to Nuclear Power Generation in the Philippines: Prospects for Directions in Energy Research in the Global South. Inventions 2022, 7, 53. https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions7030053

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Andal AG, PraveenKumar S, Andal EG, Qasim MA, Velkin VI. Perspectives on the Barriers to Nuclear Power Generation in the Philippines: Prospects for Directions in Energy Research in the Global South. Inventions. 2022; 7(3):53. https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions7030053

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Andal, Aireen Grace, Seepana PraveenKumar, Emmanuel Genesis Andal, Mohammed A. Qasim, and Vladimir Ivanovich Velkin. 2022. "Perspectives on the Barriers to Nuclear Power Generation in the Philippines: Prospects for Directions in Energy Research in the Global South" Inventions 7, no. 3: 53. https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions7030053

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