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(Rob Jeffrey) South Africa - Nuclear energy vital for sustainable economy
13.Jan.2020
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Rob Jeffrey, Independent Economic Risk Consultant: “Although nuclear energy has a high capital cost, it has a large load factor that is about 90%, compared with other energy sources that have a much lower load factor and life capacity.” South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) set the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth target at more than 5% a year for the country to meet its economic, social and political objectives. These objectives include the three fundamental targets of reducing inequality, poverty and unemployment.

China is pressing ahead for reliable, plentiful nuclear energy. What country can afford to go without nuclear energy? A few countries with plentiful hydro, coal or natural gas. Hydro is vulnerable to climate change and dam failures. Coal will last for several hundred years. Natural gas, probably less. What countries are thinking about long term sustainability? China is pressing ahead for reliable, plentiful nuclear energy. What country can afford to go without nuclear energy? A few countries with plentiful hydro, coal or natural gas. Hydro is vulnerable to climate change and dam failures. Coal will last for several hundred years. Natural gas, probably less. What countries are thinking about long term sustainability?
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