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Open letter to Ministers on Eskom

SAFCEI was one of the 28 organisations that signed on to this open letter sent to the Ministers of Energy, Public Enterprises, Environmental Affairs and Health, asking them to ensure Eskom’s compliance with obligations to protect the environment and human health. NGO open letter to Ministers on Eskom_6 Sept 2016

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The Nuclear Lie of the Land

Noseweek Issue #198, 1st April 2016   By Martin Welz The government’s recent appointment of Dr Kelvin Kemm as chairman of the state-owned Nuclear Energy Corporation went by, surprisingly, without comment in the press. As the only trained nuclear physicist on the board, the other NEC board members are likely to take their cue from Kemm, so […]

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Don’t nuke the climate! James Hansen’s nuclear fantasies exposed

By Dr Jim Green NASA scientist James Hansen is heading to COP21 in Paris to berate climate campaigners for failing to support ‘safe and environmentally-friendly nuclear power’, writes Jim Green. But they would gladly support nuclear power if only it really was safe and environmentally-friendly. In fact, it’s a very dangerous and hugely expensive distraction […]

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Nuclear energy: assessing the emissions

Kurt Kleiner reports on whether nuclear power deserves its reputation as a low-carbon energy source. For decades nuclear power has been slated as being environmentally harmful. But with climate change emerging as the world’s top environmental problem, the nuclear industry is now starting to enjoy a reputation as a green power provider, capable of producing […]

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Imam Omar questions South Africa’s nuclear path

“There is no such thing as safe nuclear power!” Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque cautioned the congregation who had come to listen to his World Environment Day khutbah (sermon).  The current electricity crisis may motivate the government and some of us to favour risky energy options such as nuclear.  […]

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Nuclear energy bad for state of our nation

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  Add prayerful to thoughtful and Prof Margaret Mead’s oft used quote describes SAFCEI’s objective of shifting the South African government’s energy priorities from nuclear to renewables.  The dedicated Earth Keepers who hold anti-nuclear […]

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