Nation’s science agency CSIRO hits back at Dutton claim that nuclear power costings were ‘discredited’

It’s pretty rare for the CSIRO to make such an intervention, but maybe they’re as sick of Peter Dutton’s crude disinformation as everyone else:

The nation’s leading science institution, the CSIRO, has defended its research into energy generation following comments from Opposition Leader Peter Dutton disparaging its findings that nuclear power would be the most expensive source of new energy for Australia.

Mr Dutton has been advocating introducing nuclear power to Australia’s energy grid as a way to provide a reliable supply of electricity quickly and at a reasonable cost.

But the CSIRO’s GenCost report, which is produced annually by the Australian Energy Market Operator, found renewable energy sources including wind and solar were the most affordable sources of new energy production in Australia, with nuclear power the most expensive.


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