South African government cancels costly 9.6GW nuclear expansion plan, switching it to gas, wind, solar

The new plan calls for additional capacity of 8.1 GW gas, 8.1 GW wind, 5.6 GW solar, 2,500 MW from hydro and 1,000 MW from coal by 2030.

The S African plans would have cost around $100 billion – the size of the entire South African budget, according to CCTV.

Interestingly, Theresa May departs for South Africa on a trade mission tomorrow. I wonder if she will think there might be a lesson for her with respect to her own vastly expensive nuclear expansion plan.

Image: CCTV news screenshot

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