Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

McCain Foods Australia goes big on solar, in bid to quit coal by 2025 — RenewEconomy

Frozen food giant to install massive solar and biogas generation system in Ballarat, slash its reliance on natural gas by 16%, and grid power by 39%. The post McCain Foods Australia goes big on solar, in bid to quit coal by 2025 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

McCain Foods Australia goes big on solar, in bid to quit coal by 2025 — RenewEconomy

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University of Queensland hits 100 per cent renewables with Warwick solar farm opening — RenewEconomy

Warwick solar farm officially opened, completing the University of Queensland’s switch to 100 per cent renewable power. The post University of Queensland hits 100 per cent renewables with Warwick solar farm opening appeared first on RenewEconomy.

University of Queensland hits 100 per cent renewables with Warwick solar farm opening — RenewEconomy

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July 17 Energy News — geoharvey

Science and Technology: ¶ “Low Cost Perovskite Solar Cells Breathing Down The Neck Of Coal, And Fossil Gas, Too” • Perovskite solar cells have hurdles to overcome, but their advantages keep researchers looking for ways to perfect them. One advantage is that they can be printed. Another is that they are cheap. They may soon […]

July 17 Energy News — geoharvey

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Investor Justin Punch appointed as new chair of ARENA, Wilder ousted — RenewEconomy

Angus Taylor appoints impact investor Justin Punch as new ARENA chair, as Clean Energy Council calls for ARENA funds to be boosted by at least $2 billion. The post Investor Justin Punch appointed as new chair of ARENA, Wilder ousted appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Investor Justin Punch appointed as new chair of ARENA, Wilder ousted — RenewEconomy

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Cannon-Brookes, Tesla lead call to accelerate energy market reforms — RenewEconomy

Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and Tesla lead call for energy market reforms to be accelerated to facilitate transition to renewables. The post Cannon-Brookes, Tesla lead call to accelerate energy market reforms appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Cannon-Brookes, Tesla lead call to accelerate energy market reforms — RenewEconomy

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Despite Australia’s pro nuclear trolls, finance facts mean that nuclear power has no future

NUCLEAR PRICES ITSELF OUT OF THE FUTURE https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/nuclear-prices-itself-out-of-the-future by Peter Roberts 16 July 2020,

I was at lunch the other day and out came the familiar theme – Australia should go nuclear to de-carbonise the economy.

Well, a just-released report from the NSW Parliament’s State Development Committee should put an end to such talk – it is just too expensive and problematic.

The report, detailed in Channel 9 media, found the cost of the two reactors being built in the US is now thought to be between $20.4 billion and $22.6 billion for each reactor.

In the UK the cost of two reactors being build has jumped seven-fold to $25.9 billion each.

And those being built in France and Finland are now costed at upwards of $17.7 billion each.

Cost over-runs and delays mean that big nuclear power plants are only going to be built where there are massive government subsidies.

And this is even before factoring in the cost of the odd Fukushima or Chernobyl.

This morning on social media the pro-nuclear trolls were out in force – people are living happily now at Chernobyl one said.

Well I vsisited Chernobyl 18 months ago and there is nothing normal about it.

Maintaining the remains of the reactors at Chernobyl consumes 10 per cent of Ukraine’s admittedly modest GDP, and the long term effects of radiation continue to be felt.

This is why nuclear proponents now talk about snazzy new small reactors which are going to be the next big thing.

The same story is unfolding in small reactor construction as large – cost over-runs, very few small reactors actually under construction, and the need for massive, yes there’s that word again, government subsidies.

We already know what the answer to our carbon crisis is – renewables. Wind and solar plus storage is already cheaper and getting cheaper every day.

The future is not nuclear.

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