Published On: Mon, Aug 16th, 2021
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Senators Demand Lifting Nuclear Ban To Ensure Reliable Energy Futureon August 16, 2021 at 7:10 am

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Senators are calling to uproot Australian legislation banning nuclear energy, suggesting that the technology could play a key role in ensuring energy reliability amid a pivot away from fossil fuels. This comes after an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report spurred environmental activists to vandalised Parliament House and demanded Australia do more to address climate concerns. Currently, nuclear power is prohibited under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (ARPANS), and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC). But Senator Jacqui Lambie has questioned why nuclear power is not on the table to support Australia’s energy security as the nation fast-tracked its emissions reduction efforts. “France and Sweden replaced their whole coal fleet with nuclear power, and they now have the lowest per capita carbon emissions in the world,” Lambie told the Senate (pdf). “Meanwhile, we’ve got nearly a third of the world’s uranium here, but … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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