The world’s nuclear power plants are on the frontline of climate change – and not in a good way.
The rush to evacuate communities and abandon nuclear energy was understandable, but an error.
South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity reflects a global trend away from nuclear energy. But the government’s actions suggest otherwise.
Investing billions in refurbishing nuclear generating stations doesn’t make economic sense as the cost of renewables fall dramatically.
Unpacking what South Africa’s new energy plan says about nuclear energy.
Nuclear energy generates 75% of France’s electricity, and ongoing troubles at the new Flamanville EPR reactor have raised crucial questions about its future in the country’s electricity mix.
Nuclear fusion may power post-carbon societies – but it won’t save us from climate change.
Nuclear waste is dangerous, will outlast our civilisation and needs to be dealt with as safely as possible.
The state of Australia’s energy and climate change policy is reason to despair. But there may be a nuclear solution that keeps both sides happy.
Developing nuclear weapons requires technological and industrial capabilities that Australia simply does not have at the moment. The political will may be lacking, too.
The 6-3 ruling challenges some common political assumptions about conservatives and liberals.
The HBO series ‘Chernobyl’ has reignited interest among tourists to visit Pripyat, but growing up in the disaster’s shadow has made us wary.
Distrusting large federal bureaucracies isn’t reserved for conservatives anymore.
South Africa’s sunshine and coastlines are ideal for renewable energy generation but the country’s struggling to take advantage of this.
Nuclear energy should be a possibility for African countries.
Lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the Fukushima disaster in 2011 have changed how utilities brace for big storms.
South Africa’s new energy plan is set to be announced.
Advanced small modular reactors, known as SMRs, will probably have many advantages over older technology. But it’s not yet known how they will stack up against other sources of electricity.
Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?
Who do you call when there’s a nuclear crisis? The International Atomic Energy Agency, unless the crisis involves North Korea – then things get complicated.