Manufacturing Lobby Questions South Africas RISKY Nuclear Plan

Manufacturing Lobby Questions South Africas RISKY Nuclear Plan

2015-08-20 Terence Creamer / Mining Weekly Lobby group the Manufacturing Circle has become the latest business organisation to voice reservations about the South African government’s intention to proceed with a large-scale nuclear energy programme, describing any reliance on “old-style nuclear reactors to provide energy stability” as an “expensive, highly risky …

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The African Nuclear Study

The African Nuclear Study

Given the growing interest in nuclear energy generation from Africa countries, this study takes a closer look at nuclear energy from an African perspective and considers the emerging information in relation to nuclear energy supply in the countries that have advanced plans for nuclear- South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. This …

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Financial Benefits of Renewable Energy in South Africa

Financial Benefits of Renewable Energy in South Africa

A second independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) found that renewable energy from South Africa’s first wind and solar (photovoltaic) projects created R4 billion more financial benefits to the country than they cost during the first six months of 2015. The study is an update …

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Nuclearization of Africa Impacts of Uranium Mining Conference

Nuclearization of Africa Impacts of Uranium Mining Conference

Please find attached the 2nd announcement for a Conference on Nuclearization of Africa and Impacts of Uranium Mining, 16.-19. Nov 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference is held in line with the Uranium conference in Bamako / Mali 2012 and the conferences and field trip in Dodoma and Dar es …

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Dept Energy Performance Reports August 2015

Dept Energy Performance Reports August 2015

Dept Energy Performance Reports August 2015 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ENERGY 4th Qt 2014/15 and 1st Qt 2015/16 PERFORMANCE REPORTS 4 August 2015 Background This presentation reflects the performance information of the Department of Energy (DoE) for the fourth quarter 2014/15 and first quarter of 2015/16. At the end of the …

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Great news on nukes in Clean Power Plan

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Hello everyone,obviously, now even the US administration (US EPA – Environmental Protection Agency) has realized – and is putting it into the ‘Clean Power Plan’ – that nuclaer power ist NOT the saviour from greenhouse gases and climate change. Details see further down. Gunter   Great news on nukes in …

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Hearings to open debate on Nuclear Energy

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The opportunity civil society has waited for! However, be aware of the possibility that this exercise could be used – irrespective of submissions – to justify ‘public consent’ as a line item in the inevitable. Should this committee take seriously NGO/civil society submissions it could be replaced, as was the …

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More nuclear fallout at Necsa

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“NECSA now R147.8-million in the red, cannot quantify the future cost of “decommissioning and decontaminating” its facilities…” despite sales figures – NECSA has not convincingly produced any clear-cut business case for any of its current or planned activities, including a new research reactor and enrichment plants Rosatom thinks it will …

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Uranium Moratorium in Quebec

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Background: July 28, 2015 Uranium Moratorium in Quebec –> Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium –> global UBAN movement. There has never been a uranium mine in the province of Quebec.  In the last decade, however, there has been a great deal of uranium exploration as a result of the …

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SADC Energy Ministers Approve Renewable Energy Centre

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Pretoria – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) energy ministers have approved the establishment of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE). The establishment of SACREEE was discussed at the 34th meeting of the Ministers Responsible for Energy in SADC which was held recently. “The ministers approved …

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Red Light for Uranium Mining in Quebec

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Quebec meillure mine Coalition Welcomes Independent Panel’s Conclusions http://www.miningwatch.ca/news/red-light-uranium-mining-quebec-quebec-meillure-mine-coalition-welcomes-independent-panel-concl FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  [French text follows below] (Quebec, July 17, 2015) The Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine welcomes the conclusions of the Quebec Environmental & Public Hearings Panel (BAPE), which concluded that the risks and uncertainties of the mining …

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Flaw found in French nuclear reactor

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By Rob Broomby, British affairs correspondent, BBC World Service, July 15, 2015 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33469774   A weakness has been discovered in a French nuclear reactor of the type set to be built at Hinkley in the UK.   France’s nuclear safety regulator told the BBC the flaw in the steel housing …

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