Nuclear power is not a timely solution for Australia

8 December 2023

With Climate Energy Finance, the Smart Energy Council, Rewiring Australia and the Climate Capital Forum, we published an open letter outlining the reasons that nuclear energy is not a solution that will deliver emissions reductions and energy security within the timeframe needed to meet our climate goals. Because Australia has never had nuclear power, the time required to build up the technical, regulatory and workforce skills, as well as the legislative framework and social licence, will take us far beyond 2030. Moreover, nuclear power is far more costly than currently available alternatives, notably renewable energy.