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Experts’ advice ignored to force nuclear option

Business Day LIVE

08 December 2016

A panel of experts appointed by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told public hearings on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in Ekurhuleni on Wednesday that their advice had been ignored to force nuclear energy into the plan.

A task team for the 40-strong panel, which was headed by Mike Levington, says that the Department of Energy’s decision to impose artificial constraints on how much renewable energy can be built — as well as the use of outdated prices — had allowed nuclear energy into the model.  Read more here

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