The nuclear age?
One of the biggest challenges facing us today is how to source the energy that drives our economy and our society. Where do we get the energy to replace dirty fossil fuels?
While renewables are clearly the future, it's crucial to fill the gaps in variable demand.
That's where batteries and pumped hydro step in, but are they enough?
Tony Irwin is Associate Professor at the ANU and Technical Director at SMR Technology.
For a slice of nuclear history, our earlier Fuzzy Logic begins with an interview by Professor Robert Street. His is a remarkable story, having worked on the first nuclear reactor at Harwell, UK.
Interview by Rod