As we watch our power bills climb, and the reliability of supply diminish, no political party is working towards a solution.
There is a 2050 net-zero carbon emission target adopted by both major parties. However it is just that, a figure that has been set arbitrarily with no real plan on how it will be achieved.
The current energy crisis underlines the fact that intermittent renewable power, at least at this stage, cannot deliver consistent baseload power without the back up of fossil fuels.
All options to maintain constant supply should be on the table. Yet nuclear, which can deliver affordable clean power to meet current and future needs has been ruled out, with not even a review into the possibility.
The main reason is because politicians believe it is electorally unpopular, but research by the Institute of Public Affairs indicates this is a fallacy. It shows that 53 per believe nuclear plants should be built to meet our electricity needs, with 23 per cent disagreeing and 24 per cent not knowing. A breakdown according to voting intentions is even more revealing. Seventy per cent of Coalition voters support nuclear energy, as do 52 per cent of Labor voters, and 44 per cent of Greens voters.
It is time to at least open the debate on what could solve all our power problems.