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BY ALEC SMART The Australian Government’s Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy is holding a feasibility study into introducing nuclear power. A public forum inviting submissions and comment closed on September 16. But does Australia, which emits significant climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) from its fossil fuel fired power stations, need to transition to nuclear […]

$4.5 billion for ‘clean energy’

The Rudd Government has revealed plans to invest $4.5 billion to support clean energy. There will be $2.4 billion for new coal technologies, $1.6 billion in solar technologies, and $465 million to establish a new organisation, Renewables Australia. The $1.6 billion anted-up for solar represents a tenfold increase in government funding. This new 'solar flagship […]