Useful Links

A selection of links arranged by topic.




Nuclear links (mainly pro-nuclear)
Nuclear links (mainly anti-nuclear)
Renewable energy and energy efficiency links

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Australia
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency- Overseas/International
Nuclear Issues - Australia
Nuclear Power
Economics of nuclear power
Nuclear power and climate change
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Safeguards
Uranium Mining

1. Links


Nuclear Links (mainly pro-nuclear)

Nick's Radiation Links (prof. assocs, government, industry, research institutions)
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) links

Nuclear Links (mainly anti-nuclear)

Friends of the Earth links
Nuclear Free Australia links

Renewable Energy and Efficiency Links

Friends of the Earth (Australia) links
Clean Energy Council (Australia) links
Environment Sustainability links
Energy Bulletin - sustainable energy section

2. Reports, Websites Etc.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Australia

Clean Energy Future for Australia (national and state reports)

Clean Energy Council

CSIRO - Renewable Energy

Ministerial Council on Energy (Australia)

Ministerial Council on Energy - National Framework for Energy Efficiency

Energy Today - renewable energy reports:

Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (Murdoch Uni) information portal

Economics Report: Climate Leadership an Affordable Investment

Environment Business Australia

Australian Academy of Science - 2009 renewable energy lecture series

The Australia Institute, Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Scenarios: A pilot study of how Australia can achieve deep cuts in emissions, Discussion Paper No. 48

The Australian Business Roundtable on Climate Change

Mark Diesendorf, 2007, Paths to a Low-Carbon Future: Reducing Australia’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30 per cent by 2020

Renewable Energy Atlas of Australia. This interactive Renewable Energy Atlas provides information on Australia's renewable energy resources. The atlas profiles wind, solar, geothermal, ocean energy and bioenergy resources. There is also contextual data such as power plants, transmission lines, roads, land tenure and climate information.

Growing the Green Collar Economy. CSIRO analysis on the employment impact of action to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Australia.
Wind Farms. The facts and the fallacies, Andrew Macintosh and Christian Downie, Australia Institute, Discussion Paper Number 91, October 2006

Future Energy - debunking arguments against wind energy

Hung out to dry:
Federal neglect of renewable energy research and development in Australia. A report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, September 2007

ANZ Solar Energy Society

Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets publications

Energy Strategies (Dr. Hugh Saddler et al.)

WWF-Australia, AGL and Frontier Economics, 2006, Options for Moving to a Lower Emission Future

Environment Business Australia

Nova - Science in the News (use the search engine)

The Natural Edge Project: Sections 4 and 5 of the publication The Natural Advantage of Nations map out greenhouse emissions reduction plans

McKinsey & Company (2009) Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy, Version 2 of the global greenhouse gas abatement cost curve

McKinsey & Company (2008) An Australian Cost Curve for Greenhouse Gas Reduction


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Overseas/International

Alternative Energy - news and information resources about renewable energy technologies

Energy Planet - Renewable Energy Directory

International Energy Agency - energy issues by topic

WWF, 2007, "Climate Solutions: WWF’s vision for 2050" or direct download here

Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlooky The energy [r]evolution is an independently-produced, Greenpeace-commissioned report that provides a blueprint for halving global greenhouse emissions. It includes 10 regional studies and a series of national studies inc. Australia, China, India, Japan, USA, etc.

Futu[r]e Investment, 2007 Report on economics of investment in renewable energy sources.

References to, and short summaries of, numerous other renewable energy studies

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Renewable Energy World

World Wind Energy Association

REN21 - Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, Summary of global renewable energy developments

Rocky Mountains Institute

USA study: Arjun Makhijani, 2009, Carbon Free and Nuclear Free: A Roadmap for US Energy Policy or direct download here

USA study: Union of Concerned Scientists, 2009, Climate 2030: A National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy or direct download here

USA study: WWF, 2003, "The Path to Carbon Dioxide-Free Power: Switching to Clean Energy in the Utility Sector", Tellus Institute and Center for Energy and Climate Solutions for World Wildlife Fund, US

Diesendorf M (2009) Climate Action: A Campaign Manual for Greenhouse Solutions. UNSW Press, Sydney.

Nuclear Issues - Australia

Nuclear-related laws (national and state/territory)

Uranium Mining, Processing and Nuclear Energy Review (UMPNER) a.k.a. Switkowski report.
2006 report - pro uranium mining and pro-nuclear power but argues against expansion into conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication and reprocessing.

Critiques of the UMPNER:
Switkowski report: EnergyScience Coalition

Greenpeace-commissioned expert reports:

Nuclear Power

See UMPNER/Switkowski report above.

Andrew Macintosh (The Australia Institute), 2007, "Siting Nuclear Power Plants in Australia Where would they go?", Web Paper No. 40

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003 and 2009 update, "The Future of Nuclear Power: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study"

Diesendorf, M (2007) Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy, UNSW Press, Sydney, chapter 12.

Economics of Nuclear Power

Keystone Center (2007) Nuclear Power Joint fact-Finding

Harding, J (2007) Economics of nuclear power and proliferation risk in a carbon-constrained world, Electricity Journal 30(20):1–12, November.

Lovins, AB & Sheikh, I (2008) The nuclear illusion, Ambio, November 2008 preprint

Severance CA (2009) Business risks and costs of new nuclear power

Oikiluoto nuclear power station in Finland: Hollinger P (2008) Areva in talks with TVO over EPR delays. Financial Times 16-10-2008. For a pro-nuclear perspective see World Nuclear News (2009) Oikiluoto 3 losses to reach 1.7 billion
for an anti-nuclear perspective see here

World Information Service on Energy, 2005, 'Unfair Aid': The subsidies keeping nuclear energy afloat

Stephen Thomas et al. (commissioned by Greenpeace International), 2007, "The Economics of Nuclear Power"

Ben McNeil, June 2007, The Costs of Introducing Nuclear Power to Australia, Journal of Australian Political Economy #59

Nuclear Power and Climate Change

Friends of the Earth et al., 2005, Nuclear Power: No Solution To Climate Change

Ian Lowe, 2005, Is nuclear power part of Australia's global warming solutions?, Address to the National Press Club

Ian Lowe, Quarterly Essay, Issue 27, September 2007, Reaction Time: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option

Pete Roche, April 2005, Is Nuclear Power a Solution to Climate Change
or direct download here

Brice Smith, 2006, Insurmountable Risks: The Dangers of Using Nuclear Power (to Combat Global Climate Change

Charles D. Ferguson, 2007, Nuclear Energy: Balancing Benefits and Risks, US Council on Foreign Relations

Amory Lovins, Imran Sheikh, and Alex Markevich, 2008, Forget Nuclear

Amory Lovins, 2005, Nuclear power: economics and climate protection potential, Rocky Mountains Institute

Jan Willem Storm van Leeuwen, Nuclear power – the energy balance

Diesendorf, M (2007) Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy, UNSW Press, Sydney, chapter 12.


Nuclear Weapons

Institute for Science and International Security, Nuclear Weapons Programs Worldwide: an Historical Overview

Broinowski, R (2003) Fact or Fission: The Truth about Australia’s Nuclear Ambitions, Scribe.

Corera, G (2006) Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity and the Rise and fall of the A.Q. Khan Network, Scribe.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Oxford Research Group

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (Australia), 2009, Inquiry into Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

US bases in Australia / nuclear alliance / missile defence
Medical Association for the Prevention of War

Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition

Federation of Atomic Scientists

Nuclear Safeguards

Medical Association for Prevention of War

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (Australia), 2008, inquiry into proposed uranium sales to Russia

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (Australia), 2007, inquiry into proposed uranium sales to China

Friends of the Earth - collections of articles

Dr. Brian Lloyd, NT Parliamentary Library Service, Feb 6, 2007, Nuclear Proliferation: Fifth in the series on the Debate on Nuclear Policy in Australia, 2006-2007

Professor Richard Broinowski, "Fact or Fission? The Truth About Australia's Nuclear Ambitions", Melbourne: Scribe, 2003.

Non-Proliferation Policy Education Centre, 2008, "Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom"

Nuclear Power Joint Fact Finding Dialogue, June 2007

Pro Nuclear

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Australian Uranium Association

AInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Melbourne Uni physics team

Australian Nuclear Association

Uranium Mining

Senate References and Legislation Committee, October 2003, "Regulating the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverly and Honeymoon uranium mines"

Senate Select Committee on Uranium Mining and Milling, 1997, Uranium Mining and Milling in Australia

Australian Government, Uranium Industry Framework and here

House of Representatives – Federal Standing Committee on Industry and Resources, Australia's uranium: Greenhouse friendly fuel for an energy hungry world, December 2006

Dr. Gavin Mudd's articles (Monash University)

Australian Nuclear Free Alliance


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