nuclear energy

 
Letters to the editor: May 5 to 11 2017
Letters to the editor: May 5 to 11 2017
We need open minds for nuclear discussions
Nuclear turn-off tumbles giants
Nuclear turn-off tumbles giants
Once a pioneering nuclear energy giant, the Westinghouse Electric Company now finds itself filing for bankruptcy. This follows uncomfortably close on...
Energy plan puts nuclear on backburner
Energy plan puts nuclear on backburner
Planning for South Africa’s energy future these days is like flying blind.
Editorial: Nuke the new energy plan
Editorial: Nuke the new energy plan
The government looks set to remove one of the last obstacles to a new nuclear build. As we report this week, the draft for South Africa’s updated...
Nuclear build tied to outdated Integrated Resource Plan
Nuclear build tied to outdated Integrated Resource Plan
The storm over nuclear may continue to rage but, until a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) replaces the current but outdated one produced in 2010,...
​Politicking over the nuclear build has stalled SA’s need to lower carbon emissions
​Politicking over the nuclear build has stalled SA’s need to lower carbon emissions
The nuclear deal comes with a much higher price tag than a minister’s head and junk status. Political manoeuvring to pave its way has all but...
Renewable energy ticks all the right boxes for SA's energy needs
Renewable energy ticks all the right boxes for SA's energy needs
Recently, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has made serious statements in the media about its plans to build nuclear power...
Will nuclear solve Africa’s power woes?
Will nuclear solve Africa’s power woes?
On a continent that has too often been cavalier about the future wellbeing of its people, it’s encouraging – at least from a development...
Five years after Fukushima, SA hasn’t learned its lesson
Five years after Fukushima, SA hasn’t learned its lesson
March 11 marks five years since the devastating nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. In 2011, a 9.0 earthquake...
Not science fiction: SA may soon have too much electricity
Not science fiction: SA may soon have too much electricity
South Africa could be heading for a surplus of electricity within five years as Eskom, the state power monopoly, has accelerated its build...
Nuclear programme must face transparent tender process, be affordable
Nuclear programme must face transparent tender process, be affordable
The South African government has allocated a further R200-million towards "preparatory work" for its 9 600MW nuclear energy build...
[Video]M&G Analysis: The business of SA's nuclear ambitions
[Video]M&G Analysis: The business of SA's nuclear ambitions
After a visit to Russia, M&G business editor Kevin Davie breaks down the implications of a nuclear deal between South Africa and Russia.

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