No nuclear power for Australia- Kevin Rudd
February 17, 2010
United States President Barack Obama yesterday unveiled a plan to build new nuclear reactors, saying nuclear energy must play a key role in cutting carbon pollution and reducing the US's dependence on foreign oil.
Rudd said Australia would not adopt a similar strategy.
"Our policy is that Australia has multiple other energy sources and we will not be heading in the direction of civil nuclear power," Rudd told reporters in Canberra.
Australia, a major exporter of coal, was developing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to trap the greenhouse emissions produced from burning coal so they do not pollute the atmosphere, he said.