Uranium as an Alternative Energy Source in Australia
As recently as last year, Australian exported over $600 million dollars worth of uranium, that of which produced nearly as much energy as Australia uses in a single calendar year. At this current export rate, Geoscience Australia has predicted Australia could mine up to 1.27 million more tonnes of uranium at a reasonable cost for another 150 years. But is it possible for Australia to mine and export uranium more efficiently as a low carbon and reliable alternative domestic power source? Heiko Timmers, Associate Professor of Physics at UNSW joined The Daily to help us unpack just what this all means.