French nuclear electricity plants: Productivity and air pollution

Carlos Pestana Barros, Shunsuke Managi

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This study estimated the total factor productivity, efficiency, and technological changes of nuclear energy-generating plants of Électricité de France (EDF), by means of a directional measure with undesirable outputs. The aim of this procedure was to seek out those best practices that lead to improved performance in the French nuclear energy sector. The results over the 2004–2008 period indicated that several plants have experienced a productivity growth while others have experienced a productivity regress. Policy implications related to the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-724
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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