QCC hosts 'Why nuclear is not a climate solution for Australia' webinar

In May, Queensland Conservation Council hosted a webinar focusing on why nuclear is not a climate solution for Australia, with Australian Conservation Foundation's anti-nuclear campaigner Dave Sweeney delivering the keynote speech.

The webinar covered the importance of acting now to drastically reduce emissions to limit global warming to within 1.5 degrees. Climate change is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity, with the Great Barrier Reef experiencing one of its worst mass bleaching events at 75% of the surveyed area affected. Building a nuclear industry in Australia would likely take more than 20 years, and we can't afford to wait. 

As Australia's ageing coal-fired power stations head towards retirement, we need to replace them to keep the lights on. The CSIRO consistently find that renewable energy backed by storage is the cheapest new-build generation. CSIRO modelling found that nuclear is more than four times more expensive than renewables backed by storage.

We can have both a clean, renewable energy future and protect our biodiversity if we update our ineffective planning frameworks. 

You can help by calling for bi-partisan support for Queensland's climate and renewable energy targets by sending an email to Opposition Leader David Crisafulli, or emailing Queensland's Energy, Planning and Environment Ministers calling for improvements to the roll out of renewable energy. 

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