Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton delivers his keynote speech during the Australian Financial Review Business Summit, in Sydney, Tuesday, March 12, 2024.
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After scarcely mentioning it for nearly a decade while in government, the Coalition are now hot to trot on nuclear power – but why?

On this episode of Follow the Money, energy researcher Matthew Ryan and host Ebony Bennett discuss the cost of a massive nuclear energy rollout, the legal and environmental barriers standing in the way and why the Coalition’s plans would be dreadful for Australia’s emissions in the coming decade.

Guest: Matthew Ryan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Australia Institute // @mattdjryan

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Additional editing: Emily Perkins

Theme music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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