New framework without binding targets: Senator Campbell also
plans to convince Kyoto Protocol countries attending the United Nations
climate conference in Montreal to abandon plans to find “the son of
Kyoto”, and instead focus on a new framework without binding targets.
Study into AustraliaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nuclear power industry: Science Minister
Brendan Nelson this week announced that he and Industry Minister Ian
Macfarlane had asked Prime Minister John Howard to establish a $1
million study into AustraliaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nuclear power industry. He said given
Australia was a major uranium exporter, it needed to investigate
nuclear power to meet rising energy needs.
Nuclear power incredibly politically sensitive: Senator Campbell
said it would be difficult to expand AustraliaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nuclear power industry
in light of public opposition. “I think nuclear power is incredibly
politically sensitive in the Australian electorate,” he said. But
Senator Campbell said Australia needed a 60 per cent reduction by 2050
and ratifying Kyoto would not achieve this.
The Age, 1/12/2005, p. 11
Source: Erisk – www.erisk.net