/ 11 March 2024

Tell him he’s dreaming

nuclear power plant

That was the phrase Energy Minister Chris Bowen used as he slammed his political opponent’s claim that Oz could have nuclear power plants fully up and running within the next decade. But the Coalition’s Climate Change and Energy spokesman Ted O’Brien says the “best experts around the world” agree it is viable. Nuclear energy has become a big part of the debate on our energy supply. It’s currently banned due to environmental and health concerns and several famous disasters. But supporters say building reactors at old coal plant locations would save money as the sites come with poles and wires ready to distribute power and the storage needed to allow for times when wind/solar production is low. Coalition leader Peter Dutton is expected to announce a plan to convert retiring coal plants in NSW and Victoria into nuclear energy sites around Budget time in May.

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