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17 December 2017 13:47 (South Africa)

UK government approves 10 nuclear power stations

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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In a sweeping statement on the UK’s energy future, its government is pushing for 10 new nuclear power stations that would be operating before 2018. Energy secretary Ed Miliband, stated that the UK’s future rests with a "trinity" of future fuel options, nuclear, renewable energy and clean coal. And it will come not a moment too soon, as most of the current generation of nuclear stations is to be switched off by 2023. At the same time, Miliband committed the country to meet its renewables targets with more onshore and offshore wind farms. Read more: BBC News

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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