Department of Energy in hot water

2014-04-23 08:51

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Cape Town – The Department of Energy has been taken to book over their claim that nuclear energy is affordable.

Project 90 by 2030 is taking the energy department to the Advertising Standards Authority of SA (Asasa).

According to a report on IOL the environmental organisation is calling the department to address their belief and claim that nuclear energy will be more affordable in South Africa. The group wants evidence that proves their claims are accurate.

If the department fails to adequately provide evidence of affordability they should remove all materials that carry the message according to the group.

Project 90 by 2030 is particularly angry over promotional products that were given out during a stakeholders’ dinner in Cape Town.

The department handed out bottles and notepads that carried the message that nuclear energy was safe, clean, affordable and reliable.

Richard Fischer, a director at Project 90 by 2030, said that the group welcomes a discussion with the department where they can provide evidence that nuclear energy in South Africa is affordable.

Experts in energy have suggested that government will have to spend close to R1 trillion on nuclear energy.
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