Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Morrison government bringing push for nuclear energy as an election issue

Morrison ministers lay the groundwork for nuclear energy election plan.  The Australian 23 June 21, The option of taking a proposal for nuclear power in Australia to the next election has been considered in cabinet-level discussions as pressure grows within the Morrison government to prepare for a nuclear energy industry.

The top-level political and policy discussions including Liberal and Nationals ministers involved the argument that the moratorium on nuclear energy could be lifted in the decades ahead ….

Politically, the option of the Coalition adopting a policy of future nuclear energy was considered too dangerous without bipartisan support from the ALP.Before attending the G7 summit in Cornwall, Scott Morrison publicly said nuclear power was not an option in Australia unless there was bipartisan support for lifting the moratorium.  The cabinet-level discussions were not part of a formal cabinet submission but traversed the politics and strategy of taking advantage of a shift in public opinion about the role of nuclear energy in reducing carbon emissions.

……… the Morrison government has included considering the latest modular nuclear reactor technology as part of its “energy road map” to create affordable, reliable energy…

Politically, the option of the Coalition adopting a policy of future nuclear energy was considered too dangerous without bipartisan support from the ALP.Before attending the G7 summit in Cornwall, Scott Morrison publicly said nuclear power was not an option in Australia unless there was bipartisan support for lifting the moratorium.  The cabinet-level discussions were not part of a formal cabinet submission but traversed the politics and strategy of taking advantage of a shift in public opinion about the role of nuclear energy in reducing carbon emissions.

……… the Morrison government has included considering the latest modular nuclear reactor technology as part of its “energy road map” to create affordable, reliable energy…

June 23, 2021 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics | Leave a comment

Hersey helped Hiroshima survivors tell and preserve their stories — IPPNW peace and health blog

Hiroshima author John Hersey [This book review was originally published in IPPNW’s designated journal, Medicine, Conflict and Survival.] In 1946, John Hersey wrote a magazine article that changed the world. On the 75th anniversary of the events he described so vividly in Hiroshima, journalist Lesley M. M. Blume has given us Fallout, a timely reminder that Hersey’s courageous […]

Hersey helped Hiroshima survivors tell and preserve their stories — IPPNW peace and health blog

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A controversial US book is feeding climate denialists in Australia — RenewEconomy

Australian commentator Alan Jones has been championing a contentious book about climate science which has gained traction in the US. So does it hold up? The post A controversial US book is feeding climate denialists in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

A controversial US book is feeding climate denialists in Australia — RenewEconomy

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Reality check from a former energy executive: Nothing about new gas stacks up today — RenewEconomy

Investing in new gas is a poor choice, risking stranded asset write-offs for shareholders and worsening climate change. I wouldn’t spend a cent on it. The post Reality check from a former energy executive: Nothing about new gas stacks up today appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Reality check from a former energy executive: Nothing about new gas stacks up today — RenewEconomy

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New renewables now beating most operational coal: IRENA report — RenewEconomy

A new report from an international renewables agency shows that new renewables are beating existing coal on price, all around the world. The post New renewables now beating most operational coal: IRENA report appeared first on RenewEconomy.

New renewables now beating most operational coal: IRENA report — RenewEconomy

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Senate rejects Taylor’s bid to redirect renewable energy funds to fossil fuel projects — RenewEconomy

Senate issues major blow to Morrison government, rejecting Taylor’s quest to open up ARENA funds for CCS and fossil hydrogen, blocking new regulations. The post Senate rejects Taylor’s bid to redirect renewable energy funds to fossil fuel projects appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Senate rejects Taylor’s bid to redirect renewable energy funds to fossil fuel projects — RenewEconomy

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June 23 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Greener Oil Or Green Industry? Gridlock Puts Norway In A Bind” • Oslo is loath to relinquish Norway’s lucrative position as one of the world’s top oil and gas producers, accounting for over 40% of its exports. Instead it wants to make the industry greener. Critics of the plan are calling it “greenwashing,” […]

June 23 Energy News — geoharvey

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Don’t dump nuclear waste on South Australia- Senator Sarah Hanson Young

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