Nuclear energy

Alternate Term Label:
Atomic energy
Atomic power
Nuclear power

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.
Discussion paper

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: ambiguous allies?

This discussion paper examines the relationship between Australia and New Zealand and what this means for cooperation in the Pacific Islands region.

Can Australia afford nuclear propelled submarines? Can we afford not to?

This paper advocates early consideration of all aspects of a transition to nuclear propulsion for Australia's submarines, based on compelling strategic and submarine capability arguments. While a nuclear-powered submarine force would provide strategic advantages, some quite formidable challenges would need to be overcome to add...

Making sense of nuclear - what's changed in the debate?

There is now tension in the environmental movement about whether nuclear power should in fact be part of a low-carbon energy future.