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Labor stays strongly against nuclear power, despite pro nuke push from one union

Labor bipartisanship on nuclear energy needed: AWU,Australian Financial Revieew Phillip Coorey – Political Editor, Feb 18, 2020
The Australian Workers’ Union has stepped up its call for Australia to embrace nuclear power by urging Labor leader Anthony Albanese to provide the political bipartisanship that is needed.  …….

Two weeks ago, after appointing nuclear power advocate Keith Pitt to cabinet as Resources Minister, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was not about to change its policy of opposing nuclear power unless there was bipartisan support and an agreed solution to deal with waste.
A spokesman for Mr Albanese said there would be no change in policy .……

Like other pro-nuclear advocates, Mr Walton supports small modular reactors. He also accepts that if Labor were in government, nuclear power would not be an option for it.

“Nuclear is probably not the solution Labor would opt for if we were in government. But we’re not, and politics is the art of the possible,” he says……

In the Coalition, the Nationals are hardening against a proposal floated by Mr Morrison and Energy Minister Angus Taylor to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
On Monday, Mr Morrison was very cautious.

“I don’t sign up on anything if I can’t look Australians in the eye and see how much it will cost,” he said.

February 18, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

1 Comment »

  1. Check out this ABC Radio Brisbane article – “Solar thermal power the way forward for Australia despite hiccups, nuclear expert says”


    Comment by P | February 18, 2020 | Reply

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