In the final installment of our three-part special by Oscar Archer, we learn how the nuclear terrorists’ plans were always doomed to failure…

No, it’s not Doctor No — it’s just a mild-mannered everyday nuclear worker…

“Look, I know what I was going to do was abhorrent,” Iain Bottrell said. His hands balled into fists upon the table surface. “I know that. Even…

In the second part of our exciting ‘what if’ series, Oscar Archer goes full-on Bond movie as the terrorists reach their secret underground lair…

The only sound in the well-lit room was the faint air conditioner whoosh somewhere behind the ceiling vent. Agent Michelin regarded Doctor Bottrell coolly as he slouched slightly in his chair and collected his thoughts.

“What exactly were you going to do with the stolen used fuel assemblies?” she prompted.

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In the first part of this ‘what if?’ scenario, Oscar Archer imagines what might happen if terrorists descended on the sleepy coastline of Suffolk…

The well-lit room was drab and grey-walled with a single broad laminate table in the centre. One of the two metal chairs was occupied by a stocky man in a dark green chequered shirt, with a worried, slightly sweaty face and receding blond hair. …

In some very important ways, “nuclear waste” is the best type of energy-related waste.

First let’s be crystal clear on what we’re talking about: the irradiated fuel discharged from conventional nuclear reactors, the long assemblies of metal-clad ceramic pellets that have generated heat to raise steam to drive big generators for years of steady bulk electricity — without direct greenhouse gas emissions. Not cold…

The IEA has been endorsed as the foremost forum on world energy by participating nations, and its leadership on aggressive clean energy progress and climate action has been sought by many stakeholders.

The recently released NZE special report was hailed as an ambitious roadmap towards rapid phaseout of unmitigated fossil fuel consumption and a future dominated by renewable energy sources.

Many celebrating the envisaged clean energy future may not necessarily have been so enthusiastic about the asserted need to more than double…

‘It was becoming clear that nuclear energy would never be the same and that the industry needed a different approach.’

Credit: GE Hitachi

For the last few years, GE Hitachi have been quietly working away at a reactor design that might blow its competitors out the water — including natural gas.

Jon Ball, Executive Vice President at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, last year talked about the birth of GE’s BWRX-300 small modular reactor

This is the brief, simple story of two major clean energy projects, and how one exposes the double standards suffered by the other.

Source: Construction News

The projects are the recently-announced artificial wind energy island for the North Sea off Denmark’s coast, and the second pair of modern EPR nuclear units planned for the existing Sizewell site in Suffolk, England.

Both projects:
- are 3 gigawatts or more of nameplate capacity
- use existing technology
- will produce substantial…

The latest edition of a cost study from the IEA and the OECD NEA examines how the value to the overall supply system affects the costs of different electrical energy sources.

The result of IEA’s value adjusted LCOE metric show… that the system value of variable renewables such as wind and solar decreases as their share in the power supply increases.

This conclusion won’t be surprising to studious practitioners of energy economics, who will nevertheless realise the general value of…

It’s regularly said that Australia’s overall contribution to the climate challenge is small. However, this elides the unique situation the country occupies geographically and culturally, as a developed western nation somewhat surrounded by Asian and African economies that are still rapidly developing. …

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