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Early closure of coal plant, battery and renewable developments – all spell the end for nuclear power hopes in Australia

Jim Green
  Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch Australia
, 19 Feb 22,

Today’s two announcements in NSW are further proof that it’s game over for nuclear. Early closure of a coal plant (2025), and announcement of an additional large battery (700 MW) to be operational by 2025.

And major construction of the NSW-SA interconnector began this week. SA went from 62% renewable electricity supply to 67% last year with lots more in the pipeline, and synchronous condensers helped reduce gas-fired backup power generation

Federal govt expecting 69% renewable supply to the NEM by 2030 (about double the current amount) and Labor is aiming for 83% by 2030 if elected.

Coalition parties/governments in SA, NSW, Qld and Tas opposed to nuclear power. Labor clearly opposed at state and federal levels. Howard’s federal nuclear power ban has been retained by the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Coalition governments.

February 19, 2022 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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