Australia’s struggle with smoke and fire should put nuclear power on the agenda. Australia’s quest to decarbonise stepped forward this month with the release of a federal inquiry report looking to bin our ban on nuclear power introduced in the 1990s. The report recognised nuclear energy as a source of clean, low-carbon electricity, and the potential of new and emerging nuclear technologies in Australia if they are delivered alongside community consent and meet the needs of our country and industry.
Sydney Morning Herald 23rd Dec 2019 read more »
Spanish energy giant Iberdrola says it has decided to invest $500m in a wind and solar farm in South Australia as the first of a series of renewable power projects it hopes to develop in Australia.
Guardian 22nd Dec 2019 read more »
The Australian prime minister has lashed out at Greta Thunberg after she urged his government to do more to stop global warming amid the bushfire crisis. Declaring that he was not in the job to “impress people overseas”, Scott Morrison said that he would keep his focus on voters rather than on the 16-year-old Swedish activist, who was recently named Time magazine’s person of the year. “I’m here to do the right job for Australians and putting them first,” Mr Morrison, 51, said.
Times 24th Dec 2019 read more »
AUSTRALIA’S embattled prime minister has defended his government’s climate policy, as authorities warned the country’s wildfires crisis could fester for months. Around 200 wildfires were burning in four states, with New South Wales accounting for more than half of them, including 60 which are not contained.
The National 24th Dec 2019 read more »