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Australia news live: Gallagher calls Coalition’s nuclear policy ‘laughable’; future sites still unknown with party room meeting under way

Australia news live: Gallagher calls Coalition’s nuclear policy ‘laughable’; future sites still unknown with party room meeting under way



Opposition leader expected to announce details of policy after party room meeting. Follow the day’s news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastSussan Ley says Coalition nuclear policy will be a ‘sensible proposition’I just wanted to return to Sussan Ley’s appearance on Sky News this morning, where she was asked how a potential future Coalition nuclear policy would circumvent nuclear bans:We’ll work through all that. We have a sensible proposition to put to the Australian people and I know that when we talk about nuclear people are starting to tune in, understanding that if 19 of the 20 biggest economies in the world are using nuclear, if it makes sense for cleaner baseload power, because it’s zero emissions, if it helps us get to 2050 net zero, if it does all of the things that we want it to do in terms of emissions, and in terms of securing affordable cheaper power for Australians … why would people not consider it? And I believe they will.Now, the government says it’s renewables only. We can see that that’s actually not going to happen. The government talks about hydrogen, it’s not at scale. It’s not even something they can demonstrate works in that short timeframe and they talk about batteries that aren’t going to provide the storage for their renewables.So, they are in a complete mess over this, and they need to be put on the sticky paper and asked what they are going to do for families, households and manufacturing businesses. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2024/jun/19/australia-news-live-peter-dutton-nuclear-coalition-china-south-sea-li-qiang-anthony-albanese-renewable-energy

Author : Mostafa Rachwani

Publish date : 2024-06-18 23:14:57

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