PM’s reasons for nuclear “debate”

I came across this op-ed piece on News.com.au today: Energy debate is running on hot air.

The basic point is that the PM is not so much interested in nuclear energy for Australia, but instead is more concerned with replacing coal with uranium for exports. In other words, it’s all about economics, and the environmental angle was really all about getting public support for Australia “value-adding” (that is, enriching and processing) uranium so more $$ flow into Australia as the nuclear power industry grows in other parts of the world.

I still don’t agree with the PM or nuclear (in or outside Australia), but it’s an interesting take on the PM’s reasoning that I hadn’t quite put together myself.