Murdoch papers and Murdoch’s Sky News have ramped up their campaign to have nuclear laws repealed, and far-right Coalition MPs and former MPs are along for the ride.
Michael Shellenberger has been downplaying climate risks since 2010 if not earlier – his luke-warmism is reheated.
The latest GenCost report estimates a hopelessly uneconomic construction cost for small nuclear reactors, but it throws the nuclear lobby a bone.
Conservative committee members made a rare show of unity in recommending the repeal of state laws banning uranium mining and nuclear power. But it won’t last.
Nuclear power went backwards last year. There were more shutdowns than new starts and the outlook is bleak.
Scott Morrison has thrown a bone to the conservative culture warriors pushing nuclear power, and now they’ll be demanding a rump steak with tomato sauce.
Queensland state LNP breaks with federal counterparts and says renewables and energy efficiency better option than nuclear.
The nuclear inquiry has seen some bold claims and corporate spin about future costs of small modular reactors. But they’re undermined by the authors of the reports they cite.
The premise of Australian inquiry is that “new technologies in the field are leading to cleaner, safer and more efficient energy production.” They are not.
As another Australian journalist wades into the nuclear culture wars – this time spruiking small modular reactors – it’s a good time for a fact-check on this fabled technology.