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Nuclear Energy: Qld Energy Minister Caught Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

12 September 2023

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The real reason we cannot have nuclear power.

It doesn’t happen very often. But every now and then, a politician will say the quiet part out loud.

Last week, it was Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni’s turn.

The ALP minister told a meeting of renewable energy industry leaders Tuesday that nuclear power was a “threat”.

Threat? What threat?

According to Our World In Data, nuclear power produces less emissions than renewables, and is almost as safe.

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So what’s the threat?

Governmental Goals

He said:

“The threat of nuclear power is a moratorium on your industry, your goals and your plans.”

So there you have it. The real problem with nuclear energy is that it will make redundant all those solar panels and wind turbines our Federal and State governments are so enamoured with.

They don’t want nuclear because it promises cheap and abundant energy, which is the exact opposite of what they really want.

But nuclear power is so expensive, they will say!

Well, if that’s true, how will it be a threat to the renewable industry?

So here’s the Queensland government protecting their pet corporations from competition rather than Queenslanders from blackouts.

The renewable energy lobby knows that on a level playing field, they don’t get a look-in. All state and federal energy ministers know this, too.

And finally, one of them comes out and says it.

Next time a progressive politician pooh-poohs the idea of nuclear energy, remember it has nothing to do with the effectiveness, cost or safety of the technology itself.

They’re protecting pride and profit. Everyone else can get a candle.

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Originally published at The James Macpherson Report.

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