Nuclear energy

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Does Australia need nuclear-powered submarines and a nuclear-power sector?

In light of Australia’s climate commitments, it stands to reason that the creation of a nuclear-power sector ought to be revisited, writes Lesley Hughes.

Inquiry into nuclear prohibition: final report

In this report, the Committee makes no recommendations and does not take a strong position on nuclear power as an alternative energy source in Australia, and particularly in Victoria.
Report collection

Australian electricity options

In this series of publications, the authors provide short overviews of five main sources of electricity, and one of the main storage options. Each paper briefly explains the relevant technologies and international trends, and some of the opportunities and constraints that apply to their use...

The changing geopolitics of nuclear energy

This report illuminates how the changing market competition among the United States, Russia, and China will affect their future relations with nuclear commerce recipient countries, and discusses why Russia and China promote nuclear commerce, as well as which factors may alter their market competitiveness.

Not without your approval: a way forward for nuclear technology in Australia

This report outlines the findings from a parliamentary inquiry that saw the committee travel across Australia over recent months, taking evidence and assessing over 300 submissions on the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia.

Over reactor: the economic problems with nuclear power

This submission argues that establishing a nuclear power industry in Australia is economically unfeasible, particularly given the uninsurable nature of the technology means the risks of a nuclear incident are borne substantially by Australian taxpayers.
Briefing paper

Uranium mining and nuclear energy in New South Wales

The main focus of this paper is to provide Members of Parliament and the New South Wales public with an overview of the key issues surrounding uranium mining and nuclear energy in NSW.
Briefing paper

Cybersecurity by design in civil nuclear power plants

Cyberattacks are increasingly challenging critical national infrastructure. This paper considers the security by design approach for civil nuclear power plants and analyses areas of risk and opportunities for the nuclear industry.
Discussion paper

Modernising electricity sectors: a guide to long-run investment decisions

This discussion paper highlights some of the challenges facing Australia’s energy network and makes the case for industry super fund intervention.

Cyber insurance for civil nuclear facilities: risks and opportunities

This paper sets out a roadmap for how organisations in the civil nuclear sector can explore their options and review their cyber risk exposure.