Is George Osborne deploying the 'Deep State' to secure a long-term nuclear arsenal for Britain?
The UK government looks set to allow EDF to build a new kind of nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point. But are there better nuclear technologies we could use?
Gui Jun Peng
The UK's first new nuclear power station since the 1990s is coming at the expense of renewable energy and leaving us unnervingly in hock to the Chinese.
Obama owes these three a thank you note.
As President Obama writes his thank you notes to Democrats in Congress who helped him pass the accord, he better not forget about his European partners.
Radioactively contaminated territory around the Mayak nuclear facility in Russia.
Nikulina/Slapovskaya/Heinrich Boell Foundation Moscow
The nuclear deal South Africa signed with Russia is set to be massively expensive and comes with a fair amount of risks.
Not all of Iran’s frozen foreign assets are likely to thaw anytime soon.
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Estimates of how much of Iran's frozen assets it will get once sanctions are lifted vary widely, but the sum is most likely just a fraction of the total.
US Dept of Energy, via Wikimedia Commons
The way we judge nuclear risk isn't just a rational calculation – it's a reflection of much deeper biases.
Britain’s nuclear deterrent is attached to four Vanguard-class submarines.
Splits over Trident can create stalemate between the UK's forces, but the public needs to debate renewing the deterrent before time runs out.
Energy secretary Amber Rudd on the march.
With wind braced for more cutbacks, government backing of nuclear and fracking will end in tears.
South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before - they can do it again.
Coal closures announced this week in South Australia will cause employment pain, but could also help pave the way for the state to go 100% renewable - something that modelling suggests is eminently possible.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) is looking to provide his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, with nuclear energy.
Instead of spending time trying to make nuclear energy a possibility, South Africa should look to forms of renewable energy instead.
The G7 leaders at Elnau Castle in Germany.
What to make of the announcement that we'll be off the hydrocarbons in time for the 22nd century? Dream on.
The War Game depicted true horror of nuclear war.
Controversy has raged down the years over whether the film was censored by the government. Now secret files reveal the truth after 50 years.
It is estimated that 73,000 people died within seconds in Nagasaki, the second Japanese city to fall victim to the atomic bomb.
AAP/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
With the end of the Cold War, the nuclear arms race came to a virtual halt, but the nuclear threat remained. In regional rivalries, such as those in the south Asia subcontinent, northeast Asia, and the…
The chancellor on nuclear business in China last year.
Westminster’s energy strategy to “keep the lights on” by relying on new nuclear build is looking increasingly like a recipe for economic ruin and political disarray. George Osborne, the chancellor, confirmed…
Does UK energy policy need a reality check?
Westminster has failed to control rising electricity and gas prices. Between 1997 and 2013, UK households saw combined electricity and gas prices rise by 54% in real terms. In contrast, family income has…