Nuclear energy inquiry: is Angus Taylor’s move logical or just for the backbench?

Nuclear energy inquiry: is Angus Taylor’s move logical or just for the backbench?

Minister says the debate is different this time around, but critics say it’s best left to experts rather than ‘energy illiterate MPs’

Political arguments about nuclear power in Australia are not new, but the energy minister, Angus Taylor, says this time is different.

Announcing a parliamentary inquiry into what would be necessary to develop a nuclear energy industry, Taylor suggested people should no longer be thinking of the large-scale plants that had dominated the global industry since the 1950s. The future of nuclear, if it had one, was small.

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