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South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

2017-10-20 07:36

South Korea has decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.

Thyspunt activists celebrate as Eskom abandons nuclear site

2017-10-15 06:00

Anti-nuclear pressure group the Thyspunt Alliance has welcomed Eskom’s decision to build its proposed new nuclear reactor at Duynefontein, near Koeberg in Cape Town, instead of the originally preferred site at St Francis Bay, about 70km from Port Eli

How nuclear can support green applications for a sustainable SA

2017-10-05 07:02

By utilising the energy security offered by nuclear power, we may be able to transform our own arid and desert regions into highly productive agricultural land, say nuclear professionals.

Offshore wind costs fall below new nuclear plants in UK

2017-09-11 14:50

The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the UK to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid.

Nuclear turned South Korea into an Asian tiger - scientist

2017-07-23 16:00

Nuclear electricity is the key ingredient behind South Korea's rags to riches story. SA can use the same strategy to change its own fate, says nuclear analyst Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

Over 120 nations adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons

2017-07-07 22:42

More than 120 countries have approved the first-ever treaty banning nuclear weapons at a UN meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations.

Opposition MPs reject budget for 'delinquent' Energy Dept

2017-06-08 17:31

The DA, IFP and EFF rejected the budget vote for Energy outright, saying they could not support a department that is resolute on procuring nuclear energy at all costs.

Group that ended Eskom’s nuclear bid plans next move

2017-05-28 18:00

Safcei has moved on from its court victory over government in April, which set aside the nuclear procurement programme.

Nuclear chiefs regroup in SA as minister pledges fresh start

2017-05-19 21:00

Nuclear energy leaders have regrouped to discuss the way forward after a court case cancelled the start of the 9.6 GW new build procurement programme last month.

New nuclear is not a viable option for SA - Siemens CEO

2017-05-17 21:37

Renewable energy, coal and the addition of gas-to-power is all SA needs to ensure an affordable and sufficient power generation mix, according to the Siemens CEO.

 

NECSA welcomes environmental permission for new nuclear site

2017-10-17 10:15

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation has welcomed a decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to grant environmental planning permission for a new nuclear plant.

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

2017-10-08 20:01

Iran's judiciary has confirmed the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges.

Nuclear agenda in Africa under spotlight, as Rosatom launches wind energy firm

2017-09-22 05:30

Russia’s nuclear agenda in Africa has been under the spotlight this week, after Rosatom announced the launch of a major wind energy subsidiary.

State of the Nuclear: Energy minister reveals the way forward

2017-08-10 06:01

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi gives an update on the state of the proposed nuclear new-build programme in South Africa.

France could close a third of nuclear reactors - minister

2017-07-11 08:14

France's new environment minister says nearly a third of the country's nuclear reactors could be shut under plans to scale back the amount of electricity produced from atomic power.

Renewables top nuclear in US power mix for first time since 1984

2017-07-07 11:45

For the first time in more than 30 years, America’s nuclear plants have fallen behind renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity.

Nuclear energy: the best option for South Africa?

2017-06-01 07:23

The world is expecting us to move to cleaner options, and South Africa has made international commitments to do this. We need to plan ahead, says Chris Yelland.

Anti-nuclear activist gives radiation health warning after trip to Japan

2017-05-28 17:00

An anti-nuclear activist has warned residents of Khayelitsha that the health effects of a radiation disaster was a real threat to their future.

Energy minister wants to clean house after fuel stock saga

2017-05-19 19:56

The sale of SA’s strategic fuel stock has prompted Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi to second her director-general to act as CEO at the Strategic Fuel Fund.

US will talk to North Korea if nuclear tests stop

2017-05-16 22:35

The US will consider talks with North Korea if it halts all nuclear and ballistic missile tests, says Washington's envoy to the United Nations.

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