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