Energy ministers from eleven European Union countries, led by Austria, on Tuesday formed an alliance to push back attempts by France and others to count nuclear energy towards the bloc’s renewable energy goals. Calling themselves the ‘Friends of Renewable Energy’, the governments aim to fend off attempts by a rival alliance – led by France, […]

Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Russia has a deal to station tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of neighbouring Belarus, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, adding this will not violate non-proliferation agreements. What are these weapons and what is Russia’s policy on them: WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS The United States has said the world faces the gravest nuclear danger […]

The United States, Australia and Britain unveiled details of a plan to provide Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines from the early 2030s to counter China’s ambitions in the Indo-Pacific. Addressing a ceremony at the U.S. naval base on Monday in San Diego, accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, […]

Nuclear Submarine

Australian nuclear submarines are key to defending the country’s 36,000 kilometres of coastline and maintaining an edge against China, whose growing military presence means conflict can erupt without notice, defence officials and government advisers said. The shift from Australia’s diesel-electric fleet to nuclear-powered subs brings additional range, stealth and strike capability – crucial capabilities given […]

AUKUS Defence Pact

U.S. President Joe Biden will host leaders of Australia and Britain in San Diego next week to chart a way forward for provision of nuclear-powered submarines and other high-tech weaponry to Australia, sources familiar with the plans said. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said before leaving on a visit to India on Wednesday he would […]

nuclear power on the Moon

The U.S. and NASA will soon put nuclear power on the Moon thanks to Department of Energy (DOE) cooperation. The space agency announced on its website that three design proposals for a nuclear fission system that may be installed on the lunar surface had been shortlisted by the agencies, and the promise of at least […]

The U.S. Energy Department on Thursday announced $36 million for projects addressing toxic waste expected to come from a new generation of nuclear reactors, plants the Biden administration sees as a crucial to fight climate change. The 11 projects, funded through the department’s ARPA-E program supporting energy research into high risk, but potentially transformational projects, […]

North Korea used what would be its largest ever intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system in two recent launches, and appears to be restoring some tunnels at its shuttered nuclear test site, U.S. and South Korean officials said on Friday. The reports are the latest to suggest the country may soon follow through on threats to […]