Rosatom: Nuclear power will save SA on carbon taxes
Regional Vice President of Rosatom Africa Viktor Polikarpov says nuclear remains one of the best electricity sources globally.
CAPE TOWN - Russian nuclear company Rosatom's Regional Vice President Viktor Polikarpov says nuclear power could assist in lowering South Africa's carbon tax bill.
There has been fierce opposition to the country's nuclear ambitions from some political parties and civil society groups, amid concern over possible corruption.
A carbon tax is expected to be imposed from next year at R120 per ton of CO2 emissions.
Polikarpov says nuclear remains one of the best electricity sources globally.
“Today nuclear is the cheapest, safest and greenest energy in the world. It will save South Africa a lot of carbon taxes.”
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)