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Energy: General

South African attitudes about nuclear power: The case of the nuclear energy expansion

Nomsa Phindile Nkosi and Johane Dikgang
The objective of our study is to investigate households’ attitudes and willingness to pay (WTP) for the proposed second nuclear power plant in South Africa. Traditional analysis of such data has tended to ignore zero WTP values. A spike model which explicitly accounts for zero WTP is employed. We...
Jan 2018
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Are South African consumers arm-chair environmentalists? Implications for renewable energy

Nomsa Phindile Nkosi and Johane Dikgang
Discussions between policymakers about renewable energy have gained momentum in recent years, amid growing recognition of the need for more investment in green energy sources. The question is whether households in developing countries like South Africa will support green energy actions if it comes...
Oct 2016
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Application of a multi-criteria integrated portfolio model for quantifying South Africa’s crude oil import risk

H Amusa, N Wabiri and K Chetty
The availability of secure energy resources at sustainable quantities and affordable prices is fundamental to South Africa’s current objective of enhancing and sustaining its current growth trajectory. Economic reforms, since the early 1990s, have led to the economy growing at an average rate of...
Dec 2008
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