Nuclear power

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Australia to receive UK nuclear waste shipment amid bitter dispute over national storage facility
Two-tonne load to be stored at Sydney’s Lucas Heights until national facility built in several years

Tory Shepherd

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Nuclear power is too costly, too slow, so it’s zero use to Australia’s emissions plan | Greg Jericho
With a 20-year development timeline, nuclear plants won’t be built soon enough to stop temperatures rising above 2C. So why are we wasting precious time debating them?

Greg Jericho

18, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Fukushima: Japan’s new PM won’t delay release of contaminated water into ocean
Fumio Kishida said every effort would be made to reassure local people that disposing of the water in the Pacific was safe

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Oct, 2021 @4:32 AM

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Eight years, 20 policies: how Australia’s leaders have fumbled and dithered on climate
How did we get here? And how much has actually changed? Before we look forward to 2050, let’s take a look back …

Amy Remeikis

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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UK poised to confirm funding for mini nuclear reactors for carbon-free energy
Rolls-Royce-led consortium already has £210m in private backing for plans to build 16 reactors across the country

Rob Davies

15, Oct, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Nuclear submarines’ uncertain delivery date means ageing Collins class could be in use until 2050
Vessels could be more than 50 years old by the time the Aukus deal delivers Australia’s nuclear fleet

Daniel Hurst and Tory Shepherd

15, Oct, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Nuclear agencies say it’s too early to know what infrastructure is needed to support submarine program
Rex Patrick says it’s ‘beyond comprehension’ Australia could build a nuclear-powered fleet without a domestic industry to support it

Tory Shepherd

15, Oct, 2021 @1:47 AM

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News Corp climate campaign pledged ‘positive stories’ only. Also excluded, any mea culpas | Graham Readfearn
From attacking people who are anti-nuclear to blaming Greens for lack of climate action, what was that about no partisan sniping or politicising?

Graham Readfearn

13, Oct, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Macron reveals €30bn plan to ‘reindustrialise’ France in likely re-election bid
French president uses speech to outline his plan for French innovation in 2030

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

12, Oct, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Should Australia build nuclear power plants to combat the climate crisis?
Though renewable energy could meet 100% of demand by 2025, the nuclear option still looms over discussions on how to rapidly lower emissions. Is it worth it?

Royce Kurmelovs

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The UK’s 2035 net zero electricity target: how could it be achieved?
Decarbonisation plan, with almost 40% of power sourced from fossil fuels, is a monumental challenge

Rob Davies

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Surging gas prices and fuel bills focus Tory minds on the nuclear option
Growing fears of energy security are leading a rethink on Chinese involvement in atomic plans. But what alternative are there?

Rob Davies

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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