Australian news, and some related international items

Nuclear, Fossil Fuel, people stack Australia’s New Renewable Energy Centre

Members of the interim board for the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy include:
Graeme Hunt (Chair) – formerly in charge of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam expansion;
• Prof Mary O’Kane – former Vice Chancellor of Adelaide University;
John Ryan – awarded the public service medal for his work on the PM’s Task Force into Development of Uranium Mining and Nuclear Energy in Australia;
Emma Stein – has served on the boards of energy, oil and gas utilities;
• Dr John Wright – CSIRO Energy Transformed;
Other members without clear relevant expertise in renewable energy development.

Centre for Renewable Energy welcome, but Greens amendments would have improved it | Greens MPs

March 11, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, solar, spinbuster, wind | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Australia’s Renewable Energy Centre designed to fail

“You could almost say (the centre) was designed to fail.”

Greens slam new renewable energy body, Sydney Morning Herald, March 10, 2010 The Australian Greens have slammed a new body designed to develop renewable energy in Australia.Greens’ senator Christine Milne told parliament the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy was not independent, transparent or adequately qualified to carry out its duties Continue reading

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Martin Ferguson’s hypocrisy about medical radiation

Here’s another example of Martin Ferguson’s duplicity.  He’s promoting the planned radioactive waste dump on aboriginal land, as necessary for Australians because it’s for medical waste.

BUT:  1. There’s no scientific reason why the nuke waste dump has to be in the Northern Territory, let alone on aboriginal land.

2. The dump will also take highly radioactive spent fuel rods – conveniently opening the door for a future intake of high level nuclear waste from  – well, perhaps the USA, as Howard and Bush had intended.

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Planned NT nuclear waste dump will not be just for ‘medical’ waste

What will be stored at Muckaty? – ABC Darwin – Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 March, 2010  By Liz Trevaskis We’ve heard that medical waste will be stored at an Australian radioactive waste dump, either at Muckaty station or wherever else a site is chosen. But spent nuclear fuel rods, which are of a higher level of radioactivity, will also be stored in any waste dump that’s established.

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