Why? Because the Royal Society of New Zealand wants to talk about clean coal instead:
New Zealand's nuclear naysayers can rest easy this Christmas in the knowledge the nuclear power issue is off the agenda for next year.Technorati tags: Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power, Energy, Technology, Environment, Electricity, New Zealand
Some of the country's top scientists at the Royal Society of New Zealand have been considering whether the society should promote a public debate on nuclear-generated electricity.
But the society's council has opted instead to endorse a discussion on clean-burning coals.
Chief executive Dr Steve Thompson said the change of mind was not a result of any political pressure.
"We thought another topic might grab the public more. They wanted to do something that was more immediately applicable to New Zealand. Nuclear power, if we did it, would still be a long way off," he said.