The Energy Debate
With the emerging reality of global climate change, we are now conscious of the imperative to change the ways in which we create and use energy, in all its different forms and applications. Many of our human activities have an impact on the Earth's biosphere - our home. The majority view of scientists around the world is that greenhouse gas emissions have to be brought under control. With atmospheric carbon dioxide at the highest level ever, we need to take urgent action.
The former Howard Government had proposed that nuclear power as a solution to global warming. The Briefing Papers available on this website discuss key issues in the debate around the suitability of nuclear power for Australia's electricity needs, and the problems that surround this technology.
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Latest Briefing Papers
Briefing Paper 1 (Updated June 2010) "Economics of Nuclear and Renewable Electricity " by Dr Mark Diesendorf has been updated on this site.
Briefing Paper 16 (Updated March 2010) "The Base Load Fallacy" by Dr Mark Diesendorf has been added to this site.
Briefing Paper 5 (updated Feb 2010) 'Sustainable Energy Policy for Australia' by Mark Diesendorf
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