Northern LNP on nuclear push
Queensland LNP figures are pushing for nuclear power in Australia.
While it is currently banned as a source of power, several Coalition MPs are planning a motion in the Senate to set up a committee to investigate adding nuclear power to the energy mix.
News Corp reports say Queensland MP Keith Pitt and his Senate colleague James McGrath are behind the push.
“I am not saying that there is a nuclear reactor coming to a shopping centre near you but we have to be able to investigate all options,” Mr Pitt told reporters.
“All I am calling for is an inquiry as to whether it’s a feasible option to ensure we are up to date with the latest information.”
He says nuclear energy has helped cut carbon emissions and power prices in Europe.
“If you want to have your cake and eat it to you have to look at every option,” he said.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hinted that he would be open to nuclear power if the sector paid its own way.