Focus issue 179 August 2013
Putting nuclear in the debate
By Alan Finkel
The environmental importance of nuclear power is perversely illustrated by the worsening CO2 emissions from Japan and Germany as they mothball their nuclear plants post-Fukushima.
Australia and the world nuclear energy situation
By Ron Cameron
In Australia, concerns over the affordability of the changes needed to decarbonise the electricity sector represents the best argument in favour of nuclear.
Managing the addition of nuclear and renewables
By John Sligar
Adopting nuclear technology will slow the need to double the generation fleet and add high-voltage DC transmission lines, as well as reduce the necessary system transition funding pressure over time.
ANSTO: protecting Australia’s interests and options
By Paul Greenfield
Nuclear energy is likely to be a significant part of the global energy mix well into the future as the need to decarbonise while maintaining reasonable costs is proving challenging.
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