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Trump says US military 'locked and loaded'

2017-08-11 21:32

President Donald Trump has turned up the heat on North Korea, warning Pyongyang that the US military is "locked and loaded" in the event of a misstep by North Korea, despite mounting international calls for restraint.

Russians seen as chief suspects in nuclear site hackings

2017-07-07 10:23

Russian hackers have previously taken down parts of the electrical grid in Ukraine, and appear to be testing increasingly advanced tools to disrupt power supplies.

It’s war: Nuclear versus renewables

2017-06-29 05:00

The renewable energy IPP programme is the least-risk and most affordable solution that will benefit not only SA's population but also our fragile environment, says Robert J Traydon.

Nuclear plant to cost consumers 'billions more'

2017-06-24 08:40

A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast.

Nuclear: Govt determined to bankrupt SA, says Outa

2017-06-21 18:38

Critics of South Africa’s new nuclear programme have warned the government to weigh their words and actions meticulously, and stick to the process a court ordered it to follow.

ANALYSIS: Eskom’s revolving door, endless scandals cloud SA’s energy future

2017-06-14 07:45

If South Africa is to properly plot its energy future, new perspectives and new blood is desperately needed at Eskom, writes Yolandi Groenewald.

Vendor concern about the future of the nuclear build

2017-05-28 06:00

Energy minister concedes her department could have done better when it came to nuclear agreements.

Action plan in motion for govt's costly nuclear programme

2017-05-11 06:01

The government will by the end of the week decide on the process forward, following the nuclear court judgment, says Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi.

Doubtful if nuclear ruling will derail Moody's ratings cut - economist

2017-04-26 18:33

It is doubtful whether the nuclear high court decision would derail a ratings cut from Moody’s, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Gigaba to meet with Eskom, ministries on SA's nuclear plan

2017-04-13 17:09

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will decide on the way forward for a nuclear programme once he's met with Eskom and the relevant ministries.

 

Melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

2017-07-23 15:57

An underwater robot has captured images of massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel and covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Why wage war for a slice of SA’s electricity pie?

2017-06-30 07:18

There should be no winner, no loser and certainly no war or any industry being crushed when it comes to electricity in South Africa, writes Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in SA

2017-06-27 07:38

Eskom's stand threatens the viability of the entire renewable energy sector in SA, something which plays into the hands of those pro coal and nuclear, writes Professor Hartmut Winkler.

Nuclear energy will enrich SA, Zuma says

2017-06-22 17:35

Nuclear energy will bring profits and dividends to South Africa for thousands of years to come, says President Jacob Zuma.

SA still on nuclear train, energy minister tells Russian audience

2017-06-21 16:29

Despite being forced to review its nuclear plans, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has told a Russian nuclear conference that South Africa remains committed to nuclear.

Nuclear could be the next 'fossil' fuel

2017-05-28 19:19

A grey dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs.

India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors

2017-05-18 06:17

India says it will develop 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity, as it looks to ramp up clean energy generation.

EXCLUSIVE: Eskom funding may be muffling dissenting voices on nuclear

2017-04-28 08:59

The lure of millions in Eskom funding appears to have muzzled two research institutions previously highly critical of the state-owned utility’s plans to procure a fleet of nuclear power stations.

Energy minister to cough up for nuclear court costs

2017-04-26 12:28

The court has ruled that the minister of energy is solely liable for all legal costs in the court case challenging government’s plans to procure 9.6GW of nuclear energy.

France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant

2017-04-09 12:25

The French government has published a decree for closing the country's oldest nuclear plant, fulfilling a campaign-trail pledge made by President Francois Hollande.

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