Australian news, and some related international items

Nuclear for Newcastle? But the Hunter’s renewable energy programme is underway

 The Hunter has renewable energy plans, but the nuclear question remains, Newcastle Herald , 21c Oct 19, “…..With AGL intent on closing the coal-fired Liddell power station in 2022-23, progress being made in the Hunter’s renewable energy sector is welcome……

The nuclear debate has been reignited in Australia in recent months. Only last week, a parliamentary inquiry held hearings on the matter in Canberra.

The Australia Institute told the inquiry that the main problem with nuclear power is its high cost. It asserts that renewables, demand management and storage can meet Australian energy needs safely…….

In its submission to the inquiry, the People for Nuclear Disarmament said: “Nuclear technology – both nuclear weapons and nuclear reactor technology – tries to do the impossible, to assure perfection where perfection is notoriously unavailable”.  …..

November 9, 2019 - Posted by | General News

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