Minerals Council tries to spin the virtues of nuclear power in Australia, but experience shows small nuclear reactors come with a larg price tag.
Australia may be banking on a “gas-led recovery”, but most other major economies are looking the other way.
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.
Morrison says he has no plans for nuclear power plants despite nuclear subs deal. But conservatives and the pro-nuclear lobby won’t stop trying.
Nuclear makes no sense economically and it makes no sense because we have better, cheaper and more viable energy alternatives right now.
Climate Change Authority chair Grant King says there is a “secret society” that is pushing to remove Australia’s ban on nuclear power.
Major new report warns coal, gas, nuclear and hydro plants are being “severely” over-valued, and are more expensive to run than previously acknowledged.
Two recent reports have concluded that Small Modular Reactors carry enormous risks and will probably never be as cheap as their advocates claim.
Ten years on from Fukushima, the problem with new nuclear remains economic: it costs too much to build.