Banning the development of a nuclear power industry in Australia on the basis of the Chernobyl disaster, would be like banning PO Cruises on the basis the Titanic sank.
This was one of the many comments I made when I was part of a panel at the ‘Noosa Long Weekend’ Festival discussing Australia’s energy future.
The two hour session has now be cut down to about an hour and can be heard on Radio
National’s Big Ideas program click here: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas/stories/2007/1986711.htm
I’m one of five panelists and described by Robyn Williams as “barracking for technology”.
The broadcast can be heard on radio again next Saturday at 7pm and will be on air during the Radio National Summer programming later in the year.
According to the Radio National Website:
Australia 2050: A New Energy Future?
Hydrocarbons, nuclear or renewables? The temperature is rising on this debate. Join five disputants and an erudite ringmaster for a passionate verbal spar. Can coal be truly clean? Will nuclear energy solve our base load problems? Is talk about wind and sun just a lot of hot air? Richard Neville, who has challenged conventional thinking for 40 years, will argue the toss with supporters of coal, nuclear power and renewable energy. Recorded at the Noosa Longweekend Festival.
Australian Nuclear Association
Institute of Public Affairs
Institute of Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
Australian Coal Association