Howes is joined by Commonwealth Bank chairman John Schubert, who also chairs the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Schubert agrees in the need for nuclear power.
Howes is to release a report from Per Capita consulting on the effects of the emissoins trading scheme [ETS] impacts in Australian industryt - in this case aluminium.
Howes rejects claims that displaced employees can be easily retrained in Green industries and technologies.
Instead, workers could be "left on the scrapheap of history" and enter the ranks of the long-term unemployed.
"These guys aren't going to be automatically re-employed as eco-tourism operators," Mr Howes said.