The Federal Government is seriously considering nuclear power for the first time in a decade.
That means energy generation and use in Australia could be in for an overhaul.
Queensland Nationals Keith Pitt and Senator James McGrath successfully pushed for the government to investigate the feasibility of nuclear power generation, arguing it promises emission-free and 24/7 power.
But how would it work?
The growing need for power across the globe, as well as the fear of global warming, means traditional forms of energy – like coal power – are being reconsidered.
But is nuclear power really on the cards for an Australia? Take a listen.
Nuclear campaigners want this ban lifted and for nuclear power to be considered on its merits.
But the Friends of the Earth Organisation disagrees, citing Australia’s history of nuclear “racism”.
The Morrison government is currently considering the merits of setting up a parliamentary inquiry to explore the economic, environmental and safety implications of nuclear energy.
– Story, podcast and graphics by Katarina Dapcevic