Worley Parsons chief executive John Grill has called for an open discussion on the role of nuclear energy in Australia’s future.
Speaking at an engineer’s conference yesterday, Grill called for the Government and the community to prepare for a shift in the domestic energy market in the future.
With the rise of more laws enforcing carbon reductions, there will be further uncertainty the regulatory environment, he said.
“Nuclear energy should be a contender and it shouldn’t be ruled out by uninformed opinions, relating to things that might have happened 30 to 40 years ago,” Grills said.
He called for the debate to move the country forward.
“I think we should be talking about it, and considering it,” Grills added.