Australian news, and some related international items

Tim Flannery used to favour nuclear power – NOT ANY MORE!

Valdis Dūnis to Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch Australia  29 Aug 10
Former Australian of the Year Tim Flannery and Australia’s foremost climate scientist addressed councillors on Cr Daley’s notice of motion on nuclear energy:

“Nuclear power is inappropriate for Australia and is also in decline globally,” he said.

“Forty years ago nuclear power provided about 17 per cent of global electricity generated. “Today that figure is about 10 per cent and … over the next six years around a quarter of all nuclear capacity in advanced economies will be shut down.”

He said nuclear and coal were not able to meet the changing demands of today’s energy market.

“What we need is a market fit for purpose where we can generate electricity to demand and that’s with clean energy with back up battery storage. That is the main source of new power plants globally, clean wind and solar and I recommend that council focus on that.”’

August 29, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Opposition to nuclear

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