UK nuclear lobbyist Tim Stone comes to Adelaide to bolster pro nuclear cause

Herald Sun reports –  NUCLEAR energy is “cheap, safe and low carbon’’, world-leading nuclear expert Dr Tim Stone says

Dr Stone is a visiting professor to University College London’s Adelaide campus. (Same Uni Department that sponsored Stefan Simons  – promoter of nuclear submarines for Australia
He will be speaking at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia event about the State Government’s royal commission into the nuclear fuel cycle tomorrow.
And this is where Tim Stone comes from : –

Office for Nuclear Development  

The Office for Nuclear Development (OND) was created in September 2008/9. ‘It focuses on removing potential barriers to investment, and signals clearly to the industry the serious intent of the Government to push forward nuclear new build
  • Tim Stone, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State for BERR and to the Chief Secretary of the Treasury on new nuclear power: he is the Chairman and founder of KPMG‘s Global Infrastructure and Projects Group.

Protecting the nuclear industry from bad news

In July 2012, The Guardian revealed OND emails that revealed how it worked closely with E.ON and RWE to soften the impact of a major blow to plans for a new nuclear programme……

Sharing intelligence with the industry

In December 2011, The Guardian revealed how the OND was “quietly exchanging intelligence on key policies with multinational companies in an effort to protect and promote their plans for new nuclear power stations”.

It shared information about the handling of the EDF‘s application to build the first of the new nuclear stations at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.

It also sent EDF and the Nuclear Industry Association details of its court battle against Greenpeace, which is trying to block the Government’s nuclear plans…….http://powerbase.info/index.php/Office_for_Nuclear_Development

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