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The New Nuclear

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Nuclear energy is a contentious issue.

By Ian Lowe

Will new technology make nuclear energy viable?

Nuclear energy is a contentious issue. In fact, there is probably no technical issue on which the community is as sharply divided. I know that a majority of Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering think that Australia should develop nuclear power stations, but the question is certainly not a clear-cut one. So I was startled to hear a reputable business figure say recently that he thinks opposition to the idea is “purely ideological”.

Road to Nowhere

By Ian Lowe

Innovation in New Zealand is following Australia's lead.