Climate change is real and as global energy demand increases, so does the need to decarbonise our power supplies. Nuclear energy provides around 10 per cent of the world’s electricity demand with zero emissions power. The power provided by nuclear energy is low cost and can meet the needs of industrial and household consumers 24/7. And billions of citizens in 31 countries benefit from low cost zero emissions nuclear power.
Yet Australia, with the world’s largest deposits of uranium, continues to prohibit the use of nuclear power. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Energy’s Inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia offers a chance to consider the absurdity of this position.
The Minerals Council of Australia strongly supports nuclear power in Australia and has produced a new publication on the case for nuclear energy to support an informed and mature debate on this important issue.
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