As new renewable energy capacity continues to boom, nuclear power generation declined in 2021 and the industry’s future is grimmer than it has ever been.
Minerals Council tries to spin the virtues of nuclear power in Australia, but experience shows small nuclear reactors come with a larg price tag.
Nuclear power has been stagnant for three decades. There is one big difference with the situation 30 years ago: the reactor fleet was young then, now it is old.
The Coalition’s attitude to batteries has been hostile and ignorant. There’s no reason to believe its consideration of submarine propulsion technology has been any more adult.
Murdoch papers and Murdoch’s Sky News have ramped up their campaign to have nuclear laws repealed, and far-right Coalition MPs and former MPs are along for the ride.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.