Press Release: Government attempts to undermine legal case against nuclear

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Press Release: Government attempts to undermine legal case against nuclear For immediate release: Johannesburg, 10 March 2016- Government correspondence provided to Earthlife Africa Jhb and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) lawyers as part of our court action against the procurement of new nuclear reactors, reveals that government deliberately attempted to undermine our court case. When government gazetted a nuclear section 34 determination made in 2013 in December 2015, it was to pave the way for the suspect Russian deal. However, because this nuclear section …

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SAs proposed nuclear build plan – potential socioeconomic risks shorter version-1

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg commissioned a study by the Energy Research Center at the University of Cape Town to analyze the potential socioeconomic risks of the proposed 9600 MW nuclear build plan. The study analyzed the the governments commitment to 9.6 GW of nuclear build against other supply options, and finds that a flexible planning approach is preferred compared to the full nuclear fleet. The study further finds that there is a 94% chance that electricity prices will be higher by 2030 as a result of nuclear commitment; with negative impacts on growth, employment and welfare.

Consumers are likely to bear the burden of the investment higher electricity prices and decreased employment. Find a shorter version here: SAs proposed nuclear build plan – potential socioeconomic risks shorter version-1