With some 2.6 billion people under energy poverty, UN nuclear energy agency chief Yukiya Amano said deploying nuclear technology to developing countries can help ensure reliable energy supplies while curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
and Wei Li –
Questions about national security are legitimate and important, but so is international collaboration for breakthroughs in the energy sector. Is public debate surrounding the Ausgrid bid obscuring the big picture?
Simon Pollock –
A cruel twist of fate means the Japanese government sees itself stuck between a rock and a hard place, over coal and uranium, as the world prepares for a seminal climate change meeting from November.
John Mathews –
China's system of power generation is turning green far more quickly than any other system of comparable size on the planet, say Macquarie University strategic management professor John Mathews and Newcastle Business School senior lecturer Hao Tan.
Governments must do more to protect their citizens from the risks of catastrophic nuclear terrorism, say Des Browne, vice chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and Igor Ivanov, president, Russian International Affairs Council.
Nuclear energy is a possible but potentially dangerous solution to the need for low-carbon growth. The renewable energy sector must grow rapidly to reduce global reliance on nuclear, says environmental scientist Sylvain Richer de Forges.
Australia must substantially and relatively quickly change the nature of its electricity supply. The Commonwealth's goal is to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions to 80 per cent below 2000 levels ...