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Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

  What’s the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage — so we can have power on tap even when the sun’s not out and the wind’s not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy.

 
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South Africa’s nightmare nuclear bill

Published on March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

“Last week’s Mail and Guardian ran an article that further illustrates  the uncertainty surrounding the actual cost of procuring nuclear  power. Similar to a previous article from the Economist that we posted, the article highlights the lack of consensus amongst experts in the field as to what the overall cost for nuclear power can be. 

 
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Bandwagons and busts Nuclear plants are getting ever more expensive. But Asian countries may build them more cheaply

Published on March 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

When we talk of the cost of nuclear power what do we mean? And why are the estimates of nuclear power in South Africa so varied? The article in the Economist helped me gain a deeper understanding. First, there are two types of costs. On the one hand, there is the the “overnight” cost which

 
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