(FMF, Free Market Foundation, Leon Louw, Nuclear Africa) South Africa - South Africa's Energy Perspective24.Oct.2015
Leon Louw - South Africa’s need for a reliable, clean form of base load power couldn’t be clearer. The prolonged period of ‘load shedding’, brought on by a severe overreliance on coal, is having a catastrophic effect on South Africa’s promising economy with only 1.5% GDP growth in 2014; the lowest since the financial crisis in 2009 (World Bank).
Book Brief: Alan Waltar, "AMERICA THE POWERLESS." This is an excellent book that is still in print. We encourage people everywhere to read it. There are four cases for nuclear power today:
1) countries going ahead with plentiful new nuclear power plants
2) countries operating nuclear power plants but not adding many more
3) countries getting out of nuclear power
4) countries that don't have nuclear power yet
Reading this book is important to people everywhere.
(Nuclear Africa, Dawid Serfontein) South Africa - Nuclear Power more profitable than Coal when funding is correct16.Sep.2015
Dawid Serfontein: Nuclear plants are more capital intensive than most other power plants. They last for 60 years, compared to only 25 years for wind turbines. They also produce power as much as 90% of the time, compared to much less than 30% for wind turbines. If you fund nuclear plants with the cheap loans that are currently available to Eskom, then nuclear plants will produce reliable, clean power cheaper than coal, wind, and solar. The New Generation III nuclear reactors are some of the safest machines on the planet.
Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.