Stewart Needham

Briefing paper

Yeelirrie uranium deposit in Western Australia

This brief looks at the location, environment, geology and mineral resource of the Yeelirrie deposit and summarises its political history since discovery in 1972. The brief then examines some of the environmental, social and economic issues surrounding this project. The Yeelirrie uranium deposit was discovered...

The potential for renewable energy to provide baseload power in Australia

The technology is already available for generating reliable continuous electrical power from some renewables (eg. biomass). However, the current power capacity is small. Further development in the renewables sector is required before any significant level of substitution of coal-fired power can take place. Research and...