Nuclear power

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Spectre of Maralinga hangs over Aukus nuclear waste for Indigenous communities
The question of where to store waste from submarines is exacerbating trauma caused by British atomic testing in South Australia in the 50s and 60s

Sarah Collard and Donna Lu

18, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Aukus pact shows UK’s defence strategy is a costly balancing act | Letters
Letters: Diana Francis deplores the submarine deal between Britain, the US and Australia, while Prof Andy Stirling assesses our nuclear strategy

16, Mar, 2023 @5:24 PM

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Jeremy Hunt wants nuclear power classed as ‘sustainable’: is it?
UK chancellor has launched consultation to classify nuclear as ‘environmentally sustainable’

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

16, Mar, 2023 @1:36 PM

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Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners
Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

15, Mar, 2023 @6:11 PM

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Jeremy Hunt accused of ‘£20bn gamble’ on nuclear energy and carbon capture
Campaigners say chancellor is in the grip of the fossil fuel and nuclear lobbies and is ‘squandering taxpayers’ money’

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

15, Mar, 2023 @5:07 PM

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Mark Latham to push for nuclear plants and ‘parental rights’ if made NSW kingmaker
Exclusive: Labor and Greens concerned One Nation could gain at least one additional seat in 25 March election

Tamsin Rose

15, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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ABC staff to walk off job next week – as it happened
This blog is now closed.

Rafqa Touma and Natasha May (earlier)

15, Mar, 2023 @7:50 AM

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Australia seeks talks with global nuclear watchdog to allay Aukus fears
Government has promised not to enrich uranium or reprocess spent fuel as part of the nuclear-powered submarine program

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

15, Mar, 2023 @7:27 AM

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Liberal MP says search for Aukus submarine nuclear waste dump site in his electorate is premature
Rowan Ramsey ‘amazed’ government starting selection process in 12 months, given 33-year life of Virginia-class reactor

Paul Karp

14, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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What is the Aukus submarine deal and what does it mean? – the key facts
The four-phase plan has made nuclear arms control experts nervous … here’s why

Ben Doherty and Daniel Hurst

14, Mar, 2023 @4:55 AM

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Sunak to focus on carbon capture and mini-nuclear reactors in energy policy
PM says energy security strategy will launch shortly after plans reworked to meet net zero commitments

Aubrey Allegretti in San Diego

13, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Jeremy Hunt’s budget to announce £20bn funding to cut carbon emissions
‘Reset’ of clean energy policy, including small nuclear reactors, is response to Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act

Alex Lawson and Larry Elliott

10, Mar, 2023 @10:30 PM

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