Nuclear power must be included in Australia’s energy mix – Dr Ziggy Switkowski

Australia has no choice but to consider nuclear power as part of its future energy mix, leading nuclear industry advocate, Dr Ziggy Switkowski, said in Adelaide today. Even if there happened to be “supersonic” progress in the development of renewable energy sources, and the successful rollout of energy productivity and carbon capture technologies, nuclear power will have to be considered if Australia is to meet its carbon reduction targets, he said. Switkowski, the Chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, was in Adelaide to present the 34th annual Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture - organised by the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Adelaide branch). (more…)

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