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Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal

Dr Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker, University of Sussex and Jesse Burton, University of Cape Town South Africa has made domestic and international commitments to climate change mitigation. But the country continues to depend on coal-fired power plants, which provide 92% of its electricity.

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“Energy security is not all about building big legacy projects”: notes from a Select Committee enquiry

Emily Cox, Sussex Energy Group As seems more and more the case in recent years, energy security is top of everyone’s agenda, probably at least in part due to recent reporting of increased risk of the lights going out this

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All at sea: making sense of the UK’s muddled nuclear policy

A new ‘The Conversation’ post by Phil Johnston and Andy Stirling Philip Johnstone, University of Sussex and Andy Stirling, University of Sussex The chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has recently been waving huge wads of cash at different (but

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Small Modular Reactors – a real prospect? by Gordon MacKerron

Photograph of Professor Gordon MacKerron smiling

Despite ongoing and major delays in financing Hinkley Point C, which would be the first new nuclear power station in the UK for over 25 years, enthusiasm for new nuclear power remains high in several quarters.  This includes the Energy

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South Africa’s electricity crisis and the future of supply

During his ‘State of the Nation address’ last week South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma promised to do “everything we can” to resolve the country’s energy challenge, including: to develop a large nuclear fleet; construct yet more coal-fired power plants; import

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