After embarking on a clean energy tour to the US and Canada, I came back convinced that nuclear and renewables are the yin and yang that can play complementary roles in a hybrid system, as the two main options for low carbon energy.

Both nuclear and renewables generate energy that produce no greenhouse gas emissions, reduce air pollution, diversify the energy supply, and reduce dependence on imported fuels.

Due to Australia’s natural abundance of sunshine and wind, there’s widespread political, institutional, and corporate support to underwrite technologies, projects, and investment in the renewables sector.

Nuclear does not share the same luck.

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