Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

It’s hard to keep track of energy min­is­ter Tina Joe­mat-Pet­ters­son’s spin­ning on the size, cost and af­ford­abil­ity for the coun­try’s planned nu­clear build. Now Tina is play­ing the cli­mate change card to jus­tify spend­ing on nu­clear, even af­ter gov­ern­ment’s own 2013 in­te­grated re­source plan (IRP) down­scaled its con­tri­bu­tion cit­ing costs con­cerns. What is cer­tain is that the nu­clear pro­gramme will of­fer rich pick­ings to those with the right con­nec­tions, and this is only the start of the shenani­gans.

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