The Energy Debate
With the increasingly evident reality of global climate change, there
is an imperative to change the ways in which we create and use energy,
in all its different forms and applications. Many human activities
have an impact on our planet's biosphere. The majority view
of scientists around the world is that greenhouse gas emissions have
to be brought under control. With atmospheric carbon dioxide at the highest
level ever, we need to take urgent action.
The former Howard Government proposed nuclear power as a solution
to global warming and proponents continue to advance that proposition.
The Briefing Papers available on this website discuss key issues in the
debate around the suitability of nuclear power for Australia's electricity
needs, and the problems that surround this technology.
Latest Briefing Papers
The Briefing Papers are designed for a quick
but accurate analysis of issues raised by nuclear energy and alternative
energy strategies and
are designed so they may easily be downloaded for printing on any computer
printer, or reading on a tablet or computer screen.
They are numbered with
the latest having the highest number. Currently they are in the
process of being reviewed for update. The most recent two deal with the
implications of exporting Australian uranium to India (an update of Briefing
Paper 18), the public health issues associated with nuclear power (Briefing
Paper 22), and a new paper on nuclear power and civil liberties (Briefing
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