In our August Nuclear Free News update you can read about the Non Proliferation Treaty Conference happening in New York, the hollow promise of small nuclear reactors, threats of a new arms race and how Labor should handle the nuclear waste plans in SA.
“Germany’s energy transition in the electricity sector has turned into a comprehensive plan to decarbonise the entire economy and reach net-zero greenhouse gases in 2045. With nuclear power and coal out of the picture by the end of the decade, the new government – which is adhering to the previous government’s climate targets – is putting the focus on renewables growth."
New nuclear reactor designs will not solve the multiple challenges faced by nuclear power.
Providentially, the federal government’s 2021/22 budget allocation of $59.8 million to ANSTO for expansion means that there is enough room to store long-lived intermediate radioactive waste for the next decade or so.
Adress by Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) on the occasion of the Review Conference of the parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on 2 August 2022