Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Brenda Martin, David Fig
While the debate is raging internationally on whether nuclear power should form part of any country’s low-carbon energy future, a few countries in Africa are taking decisive steps to invest in new nuclear energy generation. […] This growing interest in nuclear energy generation from African governments – even in a context of global nuclear sector decline - has prompted the Heinrich Böll Foundation to commission a study that will take a closer look at nuclear energy from an African perspective. This study was undertaken in order to review the arguments that have been presented by African governments in support of nuclear power generation and the related public response. Specifically, this study has focused on the nuclear ambitions of Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa as the countries in Africa with the most advanced current plans on nuclear power investment.