We are a curious mob
Curiously the most vulgar words in Australia at this time are carbon dioxide, a harmless colourless gas essential to all animal and plant life on the planet
The next most vulgar words in the language seem to be nuclear power. This is another curious anomaly, as the production of nuclear power does not produce any of the demonised carbon dioxide at all.
Recent news tells us that the Czech Republic with a population of about 10.2 million has 2 X 1,000 MW Nuclear Power units in operation, has approval and room for three more on that site and approval has been given for calling tenders for two more.
Even the greens in The Czech Republic have approved of the development by a vote of 56% and the public in general giving a 77% vote of approval.
On this planet, there are now :
”¢ Some 440 commercial nuclear power reactors operating in 30 countries, with 372,000 MWe of total capacity.
”¢ They provide about 15% of the world’s electricity as continuous, reliable base-load power, and their efficiency is increasing.
”¢ About 40 more are under construction with many more being planned.
”¢ 56 countries operate a total of about 280 research reactors reactors and a further 220 reactors power ships and submarines.
Common sense asks, why are we so backward about developing nuclear power stations in Australia?