South Africa


  • Industry: Power & Utlities
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 2011/06/29

Power and Utilities: KPMG’s Profile and Perspectives

Around the world, the power and utilities sector is facing unprecedented change and challenges. Businesses in this sector need forward thinking advice and practical strategies from professionals who understand their businesses and their challenges.

New nuclear – an economic perspective 

This paper discusses the recent events at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which have brought the safety record of nuclear power under intense public scrutiny.
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However, nuclear power is already playing a substantial role in the decarbonisation of the global economy and currently offers the sole cost-comparable, low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Despite the cancellation of some nuclear programmes in the wake of Fukushima (eg Germany and Italy) plans to develop nuclear capacity continue in many western and emerging economies, including the UK, the US, China, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe. Continuing the debate about the financing, technology, and management of nuclear power projects is therefore paramount if we wish to reduce CO2 emissions while simultaneously satisfying the burgeoning global demand for energy.



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