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Professor Ian Lowe counters nuclear spin in Australia

Professor Ian Lowe, the president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, said the report was deeply flawed. ”Given that wind or solar thermal could be providing cheap, low-carbon power within a year or two, and a reactor is probably decades away, there is simply no convincing argument for it.

Call for nuclear plants to combat warming, Sydney Morning Herald, Ben Cubby  November 26, 2010

Australia should adopt large-scale nuclear power stations to fight climate change, which would mean building six or seven reactors along the coast between Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, according to a new paper in the journal Energy……

Professor Ian Lowe, the president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, said the report was deeply flawed.

”Given that wind or solar thermal could be providing cheap, low-carbon power within a year or two, and a reactor is probably decades away, there is simply no convincing argument for it.

”Nor are these decisions just about economics – you can’t avoid the issues of radioactive waste management or of nuclear weapons proliferation.”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said the security threat from a proliferation of nuclear technology would be ”colossal”.

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November 26, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, spinbuster | , , , , ,

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