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Energy: Nuclear warning sparks meltdown

Mail & Guardian

26 April 2013

A major policy clash over the biggest spending plan in SA’s history has erupted between the national planning commission and the energy department.

The trillion-rand plan to build a fleet of new nuclear power stations is not only costlier than expected, but may be entirely unnecessary, according to the research initiated by the commission.

It also warned that the department’s commitment to a massive nuclear push could ratchet ­electricity prices up by as much as 12% compared with alternative scenarios.  Read more

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