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Koeberg nearing capacity: government playing with fire

November 2019

26 November 2019, Johannesburg — Responding to media reports that Koeberg’s onsite spent fuel storage capacity is 90% full and will be completely full by April 2020, Melita Steele, Greenpeace…

SA nuclear liability amounts TRIPLED following Greenpeace legal action FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2019

Johannesburg, 24 October 2019 — South Africa’s inadequate nuclear liability regulations[1] have finally been updated and gazetted[2] by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe. This news comes after…

Ten Steps Backwards on Kenya’s Energy Future: Greenpeace

July 2019

Nairobi, 17 July 2019 – The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) has contracted China National Nuclear Corporation to determine the most suitable location to construct a nuclear power plant…

Zuma's illogical nuclear nostalgia

March 2019

22 March 2019 — Responding to recent statements made by former President Jacob Zuma that South Africa would not be facing loadshedding if we had gone forward with the R1-trillion…

Renewable Energy Myths

November 2018

The evidence is in: Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go – all that’s missing is the political will to kick start an energy revolution in South Africa.…

The moment of truth has arrived: Leading climate scientists present new findings on Paris goals

October 2018

South Africa, Johannesburg, 8 October 2018 – Experts from around the world gathered in Korea from 1 – 8 October 2018, to deliberate on the International Panel on Climate Change…

Jeff, fracking is not the answer to fuel prices, it is just plain wrong!

September 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 September 2018 — In response to Energy Minister Jeff Radebe’s recent call for all impediments to shale gas exploration to be removed as part of government’s…

Nuclear plans for South Africa will face resistance at all levels

November 2017

Johannesburg, 13 November 2017: Earthlife Africa Jhb, Greenpeace Africa and SAFCEI have officially filed a notice informing the Department of Environmental Affairs that the three organisations intend to jointly appeal…

Greenpeace slams nuclear power station authorisation

October 2017

Responding to the decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to grant Eskom authorisation for the construction and operation of a nuclear power station at Duynefontein, north of Koeberg, in…

Fukushima 5 years on: South Africa prioritizes nuclear over economy and education

March 2016

On the 11th of March 2016 it will be five years since the devastating nuclear meltdown occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. In 2011, a massive…

Lost health and homes: the legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima

March 2016

Moscow, Kiev, 9 March 2016 - Survivors of Chernobyl are still eating food with radioactive contamination above permissible limits thirty years after the nuclear catastrophe forced hundreds of thousands of…

A Beginner's Guide To Nuclear Power

May 2012

Before a nuclear reactor lands on your doorstep, let's start at the very beginning with ten questions to get you clued up on what nuclear power is all about.

The True Cost of Nuclear Energy

August 2011

Our new report highlights once again that nuclear power is a dead-end: it would lock the country into an out-dated, expensive and deadly energy future.

Zuma Must Not Get Caught in a Nuclear Trap

March 2011

With the announcement of cooperation agreements having been signed between South African and French energy companies, Greenpeace reiterates its call to President Zuma not to fall into the dangerous trap…