nuclear power

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A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, says a UNSW physicist.

Nuclear power

The case for expanding nuclear energy is based on a raft of myths including its status as an energy source, greenhouse gas emissions, accidents, wastes and economics, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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Why bother with emissions-intensive, expensive and dangerous nucelar energy when there is already a better alternative to fossil fuels: the efficient use of renewable energy, argues Mark Diesendorf. 

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OPINION: Relations between the United States and its ally Israel have descended into the worst crisis in years. Anthony Billingsley questions whether the situation will end in conflict.

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Professor Vassilios Agelidis, of UNSW's Centre for Energy Research and Policy Analysis argues nuclear power is not Australia's best energy option.