Nuclear Power

Thousands in Tokyo nuclear power rally

Thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators have rallied in Tokyo as conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe considering restarting reactors.

Japanese march against nuclear power

Japanese Nobel literature prize winner Kenzaburo Oe attends an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo.

Chanting "sayonara nuclear power" and waving banners, tens of thousands of people have marched in central Tokyo demanding the Japanese government abandon atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima...

Germany to end to nuclear power by 2022

Germany will shut down all its nuclear plants by 2022, and eight reactors shut down after Japan's nuclear disaster in March will not be reactivated, the government has announced.

Leaked cables show nuclear power push

RUDD AFR PHOTOGRAPH BY GLENN HUNT 050810.NEWS- Kevin Rudd speaking to media in Brisbane about his involvement in the federal election.AFR USE ONLY

Dan Oakes The head of Australia's nuclear safeguard authority advised the then prime minister Kevin Rudd that no scheme to limit carbon emissions would succeed without the building of civilian nuclear power...

Nuclear power is always unsafe: Greenpeace

Environmentalists say the possibly catastrophic failure of a Japanese nuclear reactor shows that nuclear power can never be safe.

Nuclear power still important: Garnaut

The federal government's chief climate adviser Professor Ross Garnaut believes nuclear power still has a vital role to play in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite the crisis at...

Embrace nuclear power: Coalition frontbencher

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Debra Jopson, Regional Reporter If the outlook from climate change is as bleak as predicted, Australia should consider nuclear power, says the Coalition.

World falls behind in efforts to tackle climate change, PwC report finds

Mountain to climb down from.

The world's major economies are falling further behind every year in terms of meeting the rate of carbon emission reductions needed to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this...

Former Japanese PM who rode out Fukushima crisis campaigns against Australian uranium

May Nango and Mark Djandjomerr at the Magela Creek, downstream from the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park.

Deborah Snow Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits the Ranger uranium mine.

Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit global warming: UN draft

Big carbon cuts are needed, UN says.

Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 40 to 70 per cent by mid-century will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents, a draft U.N. report showed.

Australia can cut carbon emissions to zero and still grow, says report

World famous economist Jeffrey Sachs.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie. May 20 2014.

Tom Arup The carbon tax may be all but dead, but a global plan for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change has found Australia could overhaul its fossil fuel dependent energy supply and cut emissions to...

Time running out to slash fossil fuel use, new IPCC report to say

World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.

Sucking CO2 from atmosphere may be only way to meet climate goals, UN report says

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Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the air by 2100 to achieve a target for limiting global warming, backed by trillion-dollar shifts towards clean energy, a draft U.

EU curbs climate ambitions as economy gets priority

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The European Union scaled back its long-term climate and energy ambitions, proposing less stringent targets than in the past, because of tougher economic conditions and the need to curb rising energy...

ACT battery cage and sow stall ban a 'message to rest of country'

The ACT Government has banned battery cages and sow stalls.

Kirsten Lawson The ACT Government has banned sow stalls and battery cages, in what it says is the most far-reaching legislation in the country.

Nuclear energy costs still rising, three years on from Fukushima

The cost to restart Japan's nuclear power plants: $US12.3 billion and counting.

Storm death toll rises to 13 in Europe

Large waves break against the dyke at the entrance of the port of Boulogne, northern France.

The death toll from a severe storm that ripped across Britain and onto mainland Europe has risen to 13, with the UK and Germany hit the hardest.

Giant beach ball bounces around London during St Jude's Day storm

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Central London is not only being battered by a once-in-a-decade storm. It's also being menaced by a giant, rampaging beach ball.

Race against time: scientists push for energy switch

FILE - In this April 28, 2010 file photo, steam rises from the cooling towers of nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, in Waynesboro, Ga. Atlanta Tea Party members say they will intensify efforts to challenge Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power over its reluctance to increase solar energy use and the ballooning costs of building a nuclear power plant southeast of Augusta. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

Peter Hannam Australia and other nations must embrace nuclear power, according to some of the world’s leading climate change scientists, who say there is no longer enough time to wait for mass deployment of...

Nuclear energy needed to head off climate change, scientists say

Australia's attitudes to nuclear power are based on outdated information, says a Sydney scientist.

An Australian is among a group of top climate scientist who are warning that wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming.