Wind, solar could cost R90bn less than nuclear - CSIR

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CSIR energy chief Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
CSIR energy chief Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz.

Johannesburg – An energy mix with 72% renewables will cost R90bn less than nuclear or coal, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

This is according to research presented by the CSIR's centre manager for energy, Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, who was speaking at a public forum on the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Independent Resource Plan (IRP) held in Boksburg on Wednesday.  

The public forum allowed different stakeholders in industry to make recommendations to the IRP 2016 proposal.

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