Alternative Fuels Australia

ESAA recommends nuclear power over renewables in the short-term

Posted by Car Geek on January 31, 2007

It may seem a bit strange that this blog’s first news post isn’t actually on a direct fuel medium like ethanol or biodiesel, but if the future is to involve any plug-in or hydrogen cars, our methods of generating power become increasingly relevant. According to The Australian, the Energy Supply Association of Australia is reporting that reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent over the next 20 or so years will cost $75 billion in infrastructure and roughly double the cost of power. They recommend this be done using carbon sequestration, natural gas and nuclear power facilities. Wind and solar power are not expected to make a significant contribution until the second half of the century, when they become economically viable.

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