An opinion poll conducted by JWS Research shows majority support for legislative reform to allow a South Australian nuclear industry to be considered, pushing the potential for a nuclear energy future to the forefront.
Commissioned by the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), the survey of 600 SA voters revealed that 63% believe nuclear power should be considered due to cost and reliability issues in the national electricity market.
The poll also found that 58% support amending federal environment and radiation protection legislation to remove nuclear industry bans.
Survey respondents in support of having a conversation about nuclear energy were motivated by SA’s geologically stable location, and nuclear energy’s low carbon footprint and ability to generate large amounts of energy with little land use.
Highlights of the report can be read in Adelaide Now, and 5MU.