Climate change expert: Australia will go nuclear by 2030

Professor Barry Brook, Director of Climate Science at the Environment Institute believes it is inevitable that Australia will become a user of the world’s most advanced nuclear power technology, if the country is serious about cutting carbon emissions.

Professor Brook, says Australia will eventually turn to nuclear power to meet our sustainable energy needs – and when we do, we will choose to focus on next-generation nuclear technology that provides major safety, waste and cost benefits.

Speaking on the eve of World Environment Day (5 June), Professor Brook says: “Coal, oil, and natural gas are the main cause of recent global warming, and these fossil fuels must be completely replaced with clean sustainable energy sources in the coming decades if serious climate change impacts are to be avoided.

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2 Responses

  1. Anna says:

    why don’t we invest more in solar energy?

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