Nuclear power is not an economically viable option for Australia, says fed Environment Minister

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 Australia’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 Australia’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 Australia’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 

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