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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released its latest projections for energy, electricity and nuclear power trends through 2050. Compared with the previous year, the 2020 projections are largely unchanged. Under the high case scenario, IAEA analysts expect an increase of global nuclear electrical generating capacity by 82% to 715 GWe. Under the low case scenario, it will fall by 7% to 392 GWe.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-forecasts-doubling-of-nuclear-capacity-by-205

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has welcomed the issuing of a request for information (RFI) by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) for the possible construction of nuclear power plants.  

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnecsa-welcomes-south-africas-consultation-on-nuclear-new-build-7981404

Making a commitment to build six new EPRs in France would be an "effective stimulus" for the country's economy as it recovers in the years ahead from the shock of COVID-19, the French nuclear energy society (SFEN) wrote in a position paper published this week. Nuclear energy "ticks all three boxes" highlighted in the debate about the recovery - that investments should be in low-carbon, resilient and sovereign industries, it said.

Date: Saturday, 16 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SFEN-Nuclear-essential-to-economic-recovery

Nuclear energy was a key topic of discussion at the first Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum held in Sochi (Russia) on 23 and 24 October attended by representatives of all 54 African countries including 43 state leaders. 

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-african-summit-promotes-nuclear-cooperation-7478416

Speaking to African heads of state and representatives from Russian, African, and international business and government agencies, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov yesterday emphasised the benefits of nuclear energy in job creation and regional economic development. At the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, Likhachov said global inequality in technological, industrial and socio-economic development was "acutely felt" in Africa.

Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-energy-can-bridge-the-skills-gap-in-Africa

A policy and market environment that unlocks the mitigation potential of nuclear power will enable countries to adopt more ambitious targets in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, a paper prepared by Hal Turton, an energy economist in the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency shows. The paper, Nuclear Power and Climate Change: Scenario Perspectives to 2050, was presented last week at the Vienna-based agency's first international conference on climate change and the role of nuclear power.

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-untapped-potential-of-nuclear-under-the-Paris

GE Steam Power expects "stable demand" for nuclear power generation over the next 10 years as "the only powerful source of electricity without carbon dioxide emissions", its CEO, Michael Keroullé, said in an interview this week with Strana Rosatom, the newspaper of the Russian state nuclear corporation.

Date: Thursday, 01 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Partnerships-key-to-nuclear-growth-says-GE-Steam

South Africa must consider nuclear as a clean energy source that can be part of its electricity generation mix, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said yesterday in his keynote speech at a business awards ceremony.

Date: Monday, 18 March 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Radebe-calls-for-holistic-approach-to-South-Africa

There is growing interest in nuclear power across several African countries. The USA could be more engaged to create more equitable and sustainable deployment of clean nuclear power on the African continent, write Jessica Lovering and Kenton de Kirby of the Breakthrough Institute.

Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Why-the-USA-should-partner-with-Africa-t

South Africa announced on 27 August that it had cancelled plans to incease its nuclear power capacity in favour of increasing the use of renewable sources as it tries to reduce its dependence on coal. The long-delayed update of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for power sector spending, the first in eight years, calls for a major increase in capacity from wind and natural gas. “There will be a study to determine if more nuclear is needed after 2030,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told reporters. “But until then, there is no increase in nuclear generation envisaged.” South Africa currently has one two-unit NPP operating at Koeburg.

Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-africa-cancels-nuclear-expansion-plans-6728356