Some sensible words from Gottliebsen.
The green movement in Australia has a deep hatred of nuclear technology. They are not wrong in pointing to the hazards of nuclear energy, but unfortunately carbon is a thousand times worse than any risks on the nuclear horizon. In addition the cost of building nuclear power stations has fallen dramatically. Nevertheless, it is also vitally important that we foster wind, solar and other renewables, plus clean coal. The world will need all these technologies if it is to reduce carbon emissions by the huge amounts scientists are demanding without going into a deep depression.
But the world needs to make sure that nuclear waste is properly stored and cannot be converted to nuclear weapons. Australia is unique in the world in being able to supply nuclear fuel from its vast reserves of uranium and then store the waste in stable remote regions such Martin Ferguson’s proposed nuclear fuel dump in the Northern Territory.