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14 Oct 2020

Porter's Five Forces - Areva, the French nuclear energy operator

Thesis - 4 pages - Business strategy

As a world leader in its sector, and the flagship company of the French nuclear power industry, Areva must defend certain commitments that allow it to remain competitive. However, it must also preserve its public image in the sensitive field of nuclear energy. It is also led,...

30 Mar 2011

The future of nuclear energy: The European Energy Policy

Case study - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

It is hard to forecast with any certitude what the 21st century will hold for nuclear power. Still, the issues that will form its future are slightly clear. The goal of this paper is to study the possible role of nuclear energy in the formation of sustainable development in...

28 Dec 2009

Historical development of coal and nuclear energy in China

Thesis - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

China is today the world's largest coal producer and consumer in the world. In 2006, the raw coal output amounted to 2.32 billion tones and installed coal fired power capacity reached 622 GWe (National Bureau of Statistics of China, 2007). Chinese dependence on coal for energy and...

03 Jul 2009

Fossil fuels or nuclear energy: Which is more eco-friendly?

Thesis - 8 pages - Ecology & environment

Human populations are growing at the fastest rates ever, and with this boom in population and standards of living, electricity consumption is growing. In 2007, there were 3891.7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity used, which is a 1000 billion kilowatt-hours or a 37.17% increase in use compared...

21 Jun 2010

Should Bulgaria concentrate on nuclear power as its main future energy source?

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

Bulgaria has been using commercial nuclear energy since 1974. 35 per cent of the electricity in the country is generated by two nuclear reactors. The Government plans the construction of a new nuclear plant in order the energy needs of the country to be met....

09 Jun 2023

Can France abandon nuclear power in favor of renewables?

Case study - 12 pages - Ecology & environment

From a social, economic and political point of view, the subject of energy transition is more relevant than ever in France. Indeed, the energy transition aimed at reducing the consumption of fossil fuels, fighting against global warming and promoting renewable energies are major...

06 Jun 2023

Comparative study of wind, solar and nuclear powers

Course material - 3 pages - Ecology & environment

With 58 reactors spread over 19 sites, France has the largest nuclear fleet in the world in proportion to its population. But the management of nuclear waste poses a major problem because of its potential to pollute the soil for hundreds or even millions of years, which leads to...

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the World: demography and energy in the world as predictable long-term factors

Course material - 11 pages - World geography

The current policy, and even more the future policy of any country is difficult to assess, because it depends on a lot of factors, many of them (public moods, politics, personalities) being of a transient nature. But the current and future policy of any country also depends largely on long-term...

29 Mar 2022

How could international law support a transition to renewable sources of energy?

Essay - 4 pages - International law

Climate change is an international issue. Indeed, no matter how much greenhouse gases emissions decrease in Europe, if the world does not act collectively climate change and its consequences will continue. But climate change is not only an international topic, it intersects with many...

15 Dec 2016

Should the United States consider increasing their use of renewable energy or not?

Essay - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

The United States (U.S) use both renewable and non-renewable energy. According to Gielen, Saygin & Wagner (2015), in 2015, United States Energy consumption were:Coal-33%, Natural Gas-33%, Nuclear-20%, Hydropower-6%, Other renewables-7%, Biomass-1.6%, Geothermal-0.4%,...

07 Jul 2015

Renewable Energy and the Hotel Industry: A Perfect Fit?

Case study - 27 pages - Psychology

Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing sectors in today's energy market. Energy from solar, wind, hydro power, tidal energy and biomass sources is being harnessed to provide energy that is both environmentally friendly and secure from the...

15 Jan 2009

Solving the Iraninan nuclear crisis: Regime change versus diplomatic track

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the hidden Iranian nuclear program starts in 1987. In December 2002, the United States accuses Iran to seek to develop a Weapons of Mass Destruction program and in June 2003, the IAEA reports after inspection of suspect sites...

14 Jan 2009

Nuclear risk perception in La Hague: An integration of sociological risk theories

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

Risk and uncertainty issues are especially distinct in the case of nuclear energy. Nuclear energy, as one of the symbols of the technological development of modern societies, is controversial in its nature. On the one hand, it was created to enable the unlimited...

29 Sep 2010

Energy choices in Europe: the case of electricity

Essay - 14 pages - Economy general

Energy is a vital element for the economy as a whole as every sector demands its usage constantly. It is not an end-product by itself, but a pre-requisite for most of the economic activities. A sudden increase in energy prices or a disruption of supply can entail heavy economic...

27 Jan 2011

The Iranian nuclear issue

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

Iran, a country regarded as a major red herring by Western powers, has been at the center of all debates on the international stage following the acceleration of its uranium enrichment program. The Iranian issue is presented now as "The central political issue of our time" mixing all the new...

15 Jan 2009

Problems in multilateral diplomacy: Iran's nuclear program

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

“Iran now lies at the center of the Middle East's major problems”: civil wars in Iraq and Lebanon, development and security challenges in Afghanistan and in the Gulf, oil crisis, etc. But the main issue concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran for the international community is the...

20 Oct 2010

America's response to Indian Nuclear development

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Political science

The United States and democracy go hand in hand. Most would be surprised to hear that the United States does not even have the world's largest democracy. That is India's claim to fame. For the U.S., this is a good and a bad thing. It is good to have a corresponding government with another...

24 Mar 2006

Iran's nuclear program

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

As diplomats from the 190 signatory countries gather in New York this week for the five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran will surely be present in many minds. Although some warning signs had been issued by various intelligence services during the previous...

12 Jul 2010

Conflicts between India and Pakistan: Nuclear weapon possession- a major cause of conflict in the region

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

The two nuclear powers of the Indian subcontinent, India and Pakistan have a serious dispute which dates back to the time of their independence from the British Empire in 1947. A difference of opinion at the time of independence led to the partition of the subcontinent and the creation of...

15 Jan 2009

Oil depletion and use of vehicles: what are the alternative energies?

Essay - 13 pages - Journalism

In our modern society, oil is omnipresent in our habits and plays a significant role. It has several stakes in economical, political and strategic fields. Indeed oil is considered as the best energy source because it is easily extracted, stocked and transformed. Moreover, its energy...

15 Jan 2009

Coal: energy of the future or energy of the past?

Essay - 4 pages - Ecology & environment

In 2006, Doctor Heinz Scholtholt, member of a German firm of the energy industry (STEAG), pretended that Germany could become the worldwide leader of the coal industry by developing new clean coal technologies. Less than a year later, the German coalition's government has decided to stop...

31 Mar 2014

Occidental intelligences facing Middle East's quest for nuclear weapons: the case of Israel Vs. the case of Iran

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

The nuclear bomb is much more than a common weapon, it can determine the balance of the powers, it is a crucial point for understanding the international strategic relations: the nuclear bomb represents the possibility for a country to be wiped off the map. Between 1950 and 1990, it...

31 Jan 2014

Energy Sources

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

Energy is very essential for human survival as it provide us with comfort, helps in increasing our productivity especially in the industrial development, hence, and gives us the opportunity to live as per our desire. For instance, some of the energy sources like hydropower help in...

01 Oct 2008

Alternative energy

Essay - 6 pages - Ecology & environment

This article explains the importance of the alternate energy. The traditional energy which we are using is not going to be adequate for our future needs and that too it reached its peak. Apart from its inadequate supply it is also producing enormous amount of pollution which is...

12 May 2009

The situation of the French energy market within the European Union: Case study

Thesis - 6 pages - Services marketing

Since its conception, the EU has been aware of the importance of energy issues. The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), formally established in 1951 by the Treaty of Paris, served as the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) as the foundation for the modern-day European...

04 Jun 2009

Non-conventional energy sources

Presentation - 37 pages - Ecology & environment

This presentation talks about non conventional energy sources. First of all the presentation gives a clear definition about energy and different forms of energy. It then moves on to the explanation of different forms of non-conventional energy forms explained one by...

19 Nov 2010

EU and the 21st century challenges: Energy and environment

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for Environment opined that though in recent times, Europe has made considerable progress in cleaning the air that we breathe; air pollution remains a serious problem and continues to damage our health and the environment. The results of a poll published in March,...

31 Jul 2022

The Interplay of National and European Considerations in the Foreign Policy of EU Members - France and Germany

Course material - 11 pages - Political science

Since the origins of the European project, Europe has depended on close Franco-German cooperation. As we have seen, all the big moves forward were possible because of the basic Franco-German agreement; the last major instance was Maastricht in 1992. The other countries had to follow. Of course,...

14 Apr 2009

Nuclear weapons: Engagement versus antagonism

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Nuclear weapons are as controversial and notorious today as they were in August 1945 when the first atomic weapon was dropped on Hiroshima. These “weapons of mass destruction” inspire awe and fear, and some believe will eventually result in Armageddon. This paper will endeavor to...

04 Jul 2022

How can hydropower meet tomorrow's electricity needs?

Presentation - 28 pages - Ecology & environment

The gravity dam, in concrete or stone, is the simplest and heaviest dam. It is vertical in relation to the reservoir and inclined in relation to the valley. It relies only on the ground. Thus, it opposes all its mass to the pressure of water.