While South Australia’s new Liberal Government has sent out mixed messages on nuclear issues, Whyalla steelworks boss Sanjeev Gupta has told the ABC renewables present a cheaper option for power generation in Australia. The SA Liberals are opposed to a high-level nuclear waste dump but remain open to the idea of a lower level federal facility, as well as nuclear energy generation. “We’ve never ruled out the nuclear opportunity for energy,” the now premier Steven Marshall said while opposition leader in 2017. Before winning government, the Liberals also flagged moves to reduce reliance on renewables by investing $200 million in a new interconnector to New South Wales.
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