Why nuclear power doesn’t make sense for Australia

Despite our hopes that it might be crucial in regards to gaining superpowers, the reality is that nuclear power is expensive, potentially dangerous and decades away from powering our homes and businesses.

Conversely renewable energy from the sun and wind is cheap, abundant, safe, freely available. While the move to clean energy is still not happening fast enough, it is underway and starting to speed up. So, why is the Coalition going all in on nuclear power?

Dr Jennifer Rayner is the Climate Council’s Head of Advocacy, leading policy and political engagement across all levels of Australian Government. She has worked as a Chief of Staff and senior policy adviser to leaders across the Australian and ACT parliaments, with a focus on advancing a positive climate agenda across the spectrum of government activity. Dr Rayner joined 2SER Breakfast to discuss why nuclear power doesn’t make sense for Australia.

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