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Opinion |  |  Dec 13, 2023

Nuclear energy is not viable for Australia, for a number of reasons

Opinion piece with John Grimes, CEO of the Smart Energy Council, Climate Energy Finance’s Tim Buckley, Rewiring Australia’s Dr Saul Griffith, Blair Palese of the Climate Capital Forum, Dr John Hewson and Mara Bun: There are a number of barriers that make nuclear unviable as a solution for Australia’s energy transition in a timeframe necessary to respond to the climate, energy and cost-of-living crisis. We need energy, decarbonisation and cost of living solutions this decade. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends a 50 per cent emissions reduction by 2030. As former Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has noted, it is hard to imagine first operation of small modular reactor (SMR) technology before 2040. Read more

Opinion |  |  Dec 8, 2023

Nuclear energy is not viable for Australia in timeframe needed to address climate, energy and cost of living crisis

This open letter addresses public discussion on nuclear power generation in Australia. There are a number of barriers that make nuclear unviable as a solution for Australia’s energy transition in a timeframe necessary to respond to the climate, energy and cost of living crises. Read more

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