Local Federal MP Tony Pasin said the Federal Coalition’s plan to examine the next-generation nuclear technology could safeguard our energy future.
The Member for Barker has thrown his weight behind a call by Liberal party Leader Peter Dutton to explore advanced nuclear technologies in order for the country to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
With sixty percent of coal fired power stations expected to leave the market by 2030 Pasin says, “it’s important that households and industry have the certainty of reliable and affordable energy into the future.”
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese bluntly dismissed the move yesterday, likening the idea of putting Peter Dutton in charge of a debate on nuclear energy to putting Homer Simpson in charge of nuclear safety in Springfield in the popular TV show The Simpsons. He has opted to invest more in renewables, which he says are a cheaper option.
An opinion poll of 600 SA voters shows majority support for law changes to allow the industry to be considered.
The JWS Research poll, commissioned by the SA Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), shows 63 per cent of respondents agree nuclear power should be considered because of cost and reliability issues in the national electricity market.
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