Nuclear power is low carbon and reliable, but there are concerns regarding cost and the by-products.
Australia produces between 15 and 20 percent of the world's uranium,
with huge production expansions underway, yet we have no nuclear power
capability of our own. Is nuclear cost competitive with other
renewables, and what are the risks of nuclear accidents and weapons
proliferation? Is there enough uranium to make nuclear viable past the
Chair: Adam Morton (Environment Reporter, The Age)
Dr Ziggy Switkowski (Chairman, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology
Dr Selena Ng (Regional Director South East Asia and Oceanea, AREVA)
Prof John Daley (CEO, Grattan Institute)
Panel: Prof Lee Godden (Melbourne Law School,
University of Melbourne)
Prof Mike Sandiford (Director, Melbourne Energy Institute)
Recorded 17th November 2010.
Melbourne Energy Institute