Skip to comments.Coalition divided on nuclear power
Posted on 08/23/2009 7:12:30 PM PDT by myknowledge
SERIOUS splits have emerged within the Coalition on nuclear power, with outspoken Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce yesterday calling for a referendum on the issue, while Liberal senate leader Nick Minchin declared any discussion "utterly futile".
Senator Joyce demanded Australia abandon its Cold War mindset and end its ban on nuclear power, telling the Nationals federal council meeting it made no sense to continue to take the "peculiar" position of selling uranium overseas, while pretending domestic nuclear energy generation was immoral.
"We either say it's immoral and we won't use it at all or, quite obviously, we should be trying to use it ourselves," Senator Joyce told the meeting in Canberra.
"Do we live in 1954?
"We are stuck back in the Cold War while the rest of the world runs ahead of us."
His comments follow similar recent calls for a rethink on Kevin Rudd's ban on nuclear power from mining giant Rio Tinto and Australian Workers Union national secretary Paul Howes.
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Nuclear power is the best green power generation solution for Australia.
Amazing that you found that photo on a site that is:
“The global challenge of climate change is the driver behind our work.”
I want a minature fusion reactor powering my neighborhood. Off the grid, more efficient, more reliable. And I think everyone in my neighborhood would be all for it. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of clowns over a thousand miles away in Washington working hard to prevent it from becoming a reality.
Yes, that is a very general schematic of a PWR — Pressurized Water Reactor System!
And note the “Cooling Towers” in your schematic. That is the photo that you presented earlier.
And decentralizing the power grid should be beneficial, as it is less vulnerable to total shutdowns.
Sorry Australian politicians are committed to coal to drive the Carbon Emissions Trading Scam.