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Nuclear industry optimistic as mines shutter and costs blow out

Nuclear industry optimistic as mines shutter and costs blow out

All's well in nuclear power, the industry insists, as further delays and cost blowouts hit new reactors.

Taking out the trash: the news they tried to hide from you

Taking out the trash: the news they tried to hide from you

"Taking out the trash" is an attempt to bury a story on a big news day. Crikey's Josh Taylor, Sally Whyte and Myriam Robin have dug up the stories you weren't supposed to notice.

There’s no jobs bonanza to be had from flogging uranium to India

There’s no jobs bonanza to be had from flogging uranium to India

Claims of thousands of jobs to be had from selling uranium to India simply don't stack up.

A show of hands

A show of hands

Crikey readers have questions about debate handshakes and questions the major parties should answer.

Radioactive reef? Plan to ship uranium over Great Barrier Reef

Radioactive reef? Plan to ship uranium over Great Barrier Reef

Queensland may allow the shipping of uranium over the Great Barrier Reef. Is this a danger to one of Australia's most treasured natural assets? Crikey intern Tim Fitzpatrick investigates.

Nuclear denied? Why the energy white paper should start a debate

Nuclear denied? Why the energy white paper should start a debate

Soon we'll be mining uranium in Queensland, and selling it to India. Isn't it about time we used it ourselves? Tony Wood from the Grattan Institute makes the case ahead of the energy white paper.

Olympic Dam the warning of an Asian slowdown

Olympic Dam the warning of an Asian slowdown

Slowing Asian economic growth mean more projects than Olympic Dam are likely to be put on hold, writes Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

The energy paper’s peculiar logic about nuclear power

The energy paper’s peculiar logic about nuclear power

The draft energy white paper proposes that nuclear power could be a backstop power supply decades hence. But it takes some unusual twists of logic to do it.

A bad conference for Gillard, and maybe worse for her party

A bad conference for Gillard, and maybe worse for her party

The ALP national conference did nothing to dispel perceptions about Julia Gillard's judgment - or the party's inability to renew itself.