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.

Thyspunt primed for nuclear

2017-04-02 06:02

Despite no state approval and a budget on hold, Eskom is pushing ahead with plans for the site.

Koeberg power station contributes billions to SA economy - Brown

2017-03-30 12:20

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says it is important to understand that all power stations generate jobs for communities as well as a multitude of goods and services.

US quietly cutting nuclear force

2017-03-20 05:25

The US Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of long-range nuclear missiles to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia.

Friends and friction: We risk a slide to the Stone Age

2017-03-12 06:26

Africa runs the risk of falling back into the Stone Age when compared with our trading partners and the rest of the world.

North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters

2017-03-06 05:35

Nuclear-armed North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles in another challenge to US President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's ally Japan.

Nuclear deal: The calm before the storm?

2017-02-22 15:07

National Treasury’s 2017 Budget Review and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s speech have kept a wide berth from mentioning nuclear energy.


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.

Nuclear still on track, despite S&P warning on Eskom

2017-04-05 06:05

A nuclear build programme is still in consideration, despite ratings agency S&P's warning on the contingent liabilities, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Eskom's Koko firm about SA's need for nuclear

2017-03-30 20:36

Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko has reiterated South Africa's need for nuclear power as a source of base load energy in South Africa.

Ripples from US nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns

2017-03-27 20:59

The soaring costs of aging nuclear power plants have speeded up the closings of a handful of US plants and are threatening at least a dozen more.

Room for renewables and nuclear in energy mix - researcher

2017-03-12 15:49

A researcher suggests renewables could not be a source of base load power in the future, despite their low cost. However, they still have a valuable role to play in SA's energy mix.

Trauma to lives, economy from tsunami persists 6 years on

2017-03-11 14:53

Japan is marking the anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18 000 people dead or missing and led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.

Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant

2017-02-23 22:45

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant says it will craft a plan this summer to extract highly radioactive fuel from the damaged reactors.

Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

2017-02-22 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.

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