After waiting for six years for the Department of Energy to publish its Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP), interested parties have only been given a few days to react to the document, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Tuesday. "The draft IRP has been reverse engineered to force nuclear into the energy mix and this in itself raises numerous questions about why the department is rushing this process," Outa energy portfolio director Ted Blom said. Furthermore, the IRP was "an incomplete document that has already been gazetted, withdrawn and republished just in the last week", Blom said. There are two versions of the draft IRP-2016 document "floating about in the public domain and this will add to the confusion". While the Department of Energy had given notice of the presentations to the public at various locations throughout the country on its website, starting on December 7, it had not advertised these sessions widely enough and, as such, Outa said it disp...

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