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An increasingly difficult investment case Alex O’Neill, Investment Assistant

Nuclear is another area of the energy debate that starkly divides opinion, its advantages understandably obscured by tragic incidents. Yet it remains an important part of the global energy supply today. Looking longer term, the picture is more complex and, despite the many merits of nuclear energy, due to cost and regulation, it looks likely to be relegated from the league table of leading global energy sources.

Projected LCOE and Value-adjusted LCOE by technology, 2040
Source: IEA(2019), Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System, IEA, Paris.
Alex O’Neill
Investment Assistant

Alex is an investment assistant within the Investment team, having joined Walter Scott in November 2018. He holds an MA (Hons) in Economics from Edinburgh University.

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