Nuclear Power: Costs, impacts, risks and options

Peet du Plooy 3 February 2012.

South Africa’s energy projections show that new nuclear energy capacity is set to come on line by 2023, with a total nuclear capacity of 9.6 GW by 2030. Globally, governments -the latest being China- are scaling back on nuclear ambitions after the Fukushima disaster in 2011. This article, by energy expert Peet du Plooy outlines the costs, risks, impacts and options presented by nuclear power…

(Editor’s note: This is an informative and well-written article and is balanced and objective in my, probably biased, eyes.)

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