Dutton’s nuclear future still a fantasy


A nice wrap from Bloomie summarizes the problems with the LNP energy policy and Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs).

The tiniest of the more than 70 such reactors that the IAEA has recorded as being in the planning or development stages have a height of 10 metres and a diameter of less than 5 metres (16 feet).

The producing capacity of SMRs is usually under 300 megawatts, which is approximately one third of the capacity of current reactors.

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.