Australian news, and some related international items

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce all for the full nuclear fuel chain

nuclear-fuel-chain3Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce warns South Australians face higher power prices because of renewable energy, Adelaide Now, PAUL STARICKCHIEF REPORTER March 16   The Advertiser DEPUTY Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is warning of rising household electricity prices triggered by South Australia’s world-leading renewable energy use and is urging nuclear power as a clean alternative.

In an interview with The Advertiser, Mr Joyce seized on the Port Augusta power stations’ looming closure in May and declared its ­impact of slashing baseload supply would likely result in higher prices for consumers……

Mr Joyce applauded SA’s Nuclear Royal Commission and backed public debate on its key interim recommendations, delivered last month, of an international waste repository for SA and further exploring nuclear power.

Declaring he would be unsurprised if both major parties eventually supported a waste repository, Mr Joyce said there was unprecedented bipartisan support for exploiting SA’s ­globally significant uranium resource across most aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle…..

“The ultimate renewable energy — zero emissions energy — is nuclear energy…”


May 30, 2016 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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