Foreign Minister Bob Carr says Australia should stay open to nuclear technology, despite Japan's recent nuclear disaster.
Senator Carr, a proponent of nuclear technology, said the push towards nuclear energy was hampered by last year's tsunami and earthquake disaster in Japan, which caused the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
"I think Japan has set it back because of the impact it's had on insurance and cost," he told ABC Television on Wednesday.
However, he said Australia should still consider moving towards nuclear energy.
"The fact is, some of the renewables are taking off more slowly than I, as a believer in climate change, would have liked." Source