Expert energy panel says Minister ignored advice on nukes

Panel of energy experts appointed by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson say their advice had been ignored in order to force nuclear energy to go ahead as part of the plan.

Energy expert who was also part of ministerial advising council, Chris Yelland, explains how the Department of Energy ignore their advice.

By making assumptions, and putting certain constraints with the integrated resource plan for electricity, one can force nuclear into the mix. And it appears this is what has been done.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD of EE publishers

Minister has not taken advice of her own ministerial advising council on energy, which is an organisation with about 40/50 people who are real leaders in the energy sector and really know what they are doing.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD of EE publishers

The recommendations that were made have been ignored, and have not been put into the draft IRP (Integrated Resource Plan) at all.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD of EE publishers

The panel presented an unconstrained-least-cost-base case.

Chris Yelland, energy expert and MD of EE publishers

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