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Cape Town – The Department of Energy's (DoE's) draft update to the Integrated Resource Plan 2010-2030 (IRP) would not include any new nuclear or any new coal if the annual new-build limits on renewables were lifted.

This is according to Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, who heads up energy at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

The IRP base case proposal, which sees 20 385 MW of nuclear coming online between 2037 and 2050 in the base case, and 15 000 MW of new coal between 2028 and 2041, will undergo a public participation process.

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