Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Coalition of the Unwilling goes nuclear

US Senator John McCain met with John Howard in Sydney today to discuss Iraq and Climate Change.
The senior Republican's visit precedes next week's important inaugural meeting in Sydney of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate - the US-led alternative to the Kyoto Protocol. The US and Australia have refused to sign the United Nations-backed protocol.

It also comes amid a growing domestic debate on the future of nuclear power in Australia as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Several Howard Government ministers have advocated the use of nuclear energy as one way to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
My understanding of nuclear power is that it does not come cheaply and that the issue of getting rid of the radioactive waste has not been solved.

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