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CSIR proposes electricity mix for IRP 2016 which excludes nuclear power

For the latest Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity in South Africa, IRP 2016, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) proposes a “Least Cost”, unconstrained scenario, or a “Decarbonised” scenario, both of which exclude nuclear power in the electricity mix to 2050. This is an executive summary of its full submission and response to […]

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Karoo Uranium, Fossil Energy Development Defies Water Scarcity & Reason

By Keith Schneider This article appeared in Circle of Blue Renewable energy flourishes while South Africa leadership pursues risky, costly conventional fuels path. GRAAFF-REINET, South Africa-– A contentious idea to use billions of gallons of scarce water to develop natural gas brought Stefan Cramer, a respected German-trained groundwater scientist, to settle in a 19th-century cottage […]

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Sun will never set on solar energy

By JANINE MYBURGH, published in Business Day Live on 25 January IN THE last round of bidding for renewable energy projects, the cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar dropped 68% — the new solar farms will be delivering cheaper electricity than Eskom’s new power stations. And renewable energy costs will continue to drop while the efficiency of solar […]

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Waterfront turns on solar power system

Published in Business Report on 1 December By Helen Bamford Cape Town – Solar power came to the V&A Waterfront yesterday as the popular destination switched on 7 500m2 of rooftop panels to help meet its energy needs. The new R20 million system on the roofs of eight buildings will reduce the complex’s environmental footprint, generating […]

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