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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 Paper 23).

energyscience Briefing Papers

Go to Briefing Papers to see and download.

energyscience Review

Review of the last national report into the potential use of nuclear power in Australia - the Switkowski report.

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