Small Modular Reactors

SMRs fail the two economic tests they could not be introduced or maintained without huge taxpayer subsidies, and they would result in higher electricity prices. The recent proposal by the Opposition for SMRs to replace coal would cost $387 Billion but is also unachievable. SMRs are not commercially available any where in the world, they have been promised for decades and always a decade away. We don’t have time. This proposal commits Australia to keeping coal reactors for longer.

Q & A with Jim Green B.Med.Sci. (Hons.), PhD