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Nuclear power on National Party agenda for tackling emissions through Clean Energy Finance rules | The Area News

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Nuclear power is back on the National Party agenda with the Senate team announcing proposed amendments to Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) rules. CEFC is a government-backed organisation investing in projects aimed at reducing Australia’s carbon emissions. It is currently prohibited from investing in nuclear power and technology, as well as carbon capture and storage technology. Nationals Senate leader Bridget McKenzie said the group’s amendments to regulations would remove restrictions on CEFC investing in nuclear and carbon capture technologies in addition to “high efficiency, low emissions coal-fired power stations”. Riverina MP and Nationals leader Michael McCormack said it was “important that consideration…



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