NEA Director General Luis Eschavarri, noted in particular that "to bolster competitiveness of low-carbon technologies such as nuclear, renewables and carbon capture and storage, we need strong government action to lower the cost of financing and a significant carbon dioxide price signal to be internalised in power markets."
The report, Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2010 Edition, also noted the important role that governments play in decisions about electricity generation:
Governments play a key role when it comes to the cost of raising financial capital and the price of carbon. The cost of capital is essentially a function of the risk faced by each option for generating electricity -- market risk, technology risk, construction and regulatory risk. With their high capital costs, low-carbon technologies such as nuclear, renewables and carbon capture and storage are particularly vulnerable. Smart government action, however, can do much to reduce these risks.