Energy and the Energy Transition 3 T2 2024


May 29, 2024 @ 4:30 PM

Energy and the Energy Transition webinar series

3. Nuclear energy – base load with no emissions

Nuclear energy along with hydro are the two largest sources of low‐carbon electricity today and provide an essential foundation for the energy transition. Nuclear fission has been used around the world for over 50 years but accidents and economics have led to a significant slowdown in the building of new facilities.  However, modular smaller units could lead to an expansion in the near future.  And there has been exciting progress in the commercialisation of the safer, cleaner more efficient Thorium Fuel Cycle. Nuclear fusion is still in the emerging experimental phase and will not form part of the near to medium term energy solution.


This webinar series covers the new Version 9.0 Australian Curriculum (Earth and Space Sciences), namely, AC9S9U03, AC9S9H03, AC9S9H04 (Year 9), AC9S10U04, AC9S10H02, AC9S10I08 (Year 10).

This webinar will take no more than 45-60 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).