Nuclear power: Glass half full or half empty?

  Half empty in the West, and half full in a handful of centrally planned economies, nuclear power’s prospects appear to be doomed in markets where private investors tend to make the decisions and assume the risks; while in other parts of the world, where central governments make the calls and the public’s approval is […]

Power generation options for South Africa

  by Mike Rycroft, features editor South Africa has a history of relying on large centralised power plants owned and run by a state-owned utility for electricity generation. This approach has proved to be costly and unresponsive to demand. Current thinking, and developments in technology, favours smaller distributed generation plants which could be built more […]