Rio faces fraud charges on $3.7bn Mozambique coal deal

2017-10-18 13:33

US authorities have filed fraud charges against the mining group, its former CEO Tom Albanese and ex-CFO Guy Elliott, claiming they inflated the value of their Mozambican coal assets acquired in 2011.

Green groups challenge go-ahead for new coal IPPs

2017-09-12 15:21

Environmental groups say they will ask the courts to set aside environmental authorisations for two new coal power stations by independent power producers.

Eskom has cunning plan to avoid future load shedding

2017-08-11 17:33

Instead of decommissioning some of Eskom’s aging coal power plants, the power utility wants to keep some of them in “extended cold reserve”.

Glencore's Aussie coal quest may drag as funding challenged

2017-08-09 12:00

Glencore's quest for a piece of Rio Tinto Group’s Australian coal business may not be over yet.

Environmentalists fight Wakkerstroom coal project

2017-06-25 07:38

Environmentalists have dragged an Indian company to court in a bid to stop it from mining coal in Mpumalanga without environmental authorisation or local planning approval.

SA banks slated for dirty energy investments

2017-06-15 09:41

South Africa’s banks continue to bankroll coal investments to the tune of billions every year, risking leaving investors with stranded assets.

Treasury's report on Eskom-Tegeta deal will be made public - Gigaba

2017-06-06 16:43

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will announce the details of Treasury's probe into the coal contracts Eskom entered into with Gupta-linked Tegeta as soon as a report has been finalised.

Green power on collision course with CSIR

2017-05-28 06:00

Organisations campaigning against the continuous use of coal-powered energy are on a collision course with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research over its latest study.

Petmin updates on court case

2017-05-24 18:24

Petmin has provided an update on litigation between its subsidiary Tendele Coal Mining and one of its customers.

New nuclear is not a viable option for SA - Siemens CEO

2017-05-17 21:37

Renewable energy, coal and the addition of gas-to-power is all SA needs to ensure an affordable and sufficient power generation mix, according to the Siemens CEO.


Kubayi sees no hurry for new coal or gas power projects

2017-09-20 07:21

South African programmes to add coal and gas power generation from independent providers should wait until policies are updated and the nation’s future needs are clearer, Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi has said.

Eskom woes chasing away coal suppliers

2017-08-25 09:30

Uncertainty at Eskom means many coal companies find it hard to maintain a relationship with the power supplier. This could result in prolonged coal deficits.

Coal plants might be even more toxic than we thought

2017-08-09 21:30

Scientists studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that may pose human health risks.

Why Eskom crushed R2.1bn Optimum fine to just R255.4m

2017-07-19 13:21

Eskom reduced a massive R2.1bn fine to partly Gupta-owned Tegeta because of a problem with the coal crusher, says Eskom CFO Anoj Singh.

Did Tegeta receive a 75% discount on Optimum fine?

2017-06-23 21:00

Did the Gupta-linked firm Tegeta Exploration & Resources receive a R1.65bn discount on a fine it had to pay to Eskom? The state utility did not deny the figure when grilled on it.

Glencore to rival China player in coal bid

2017-06-11 13:05

Glencore is looking to trump China’s Yanzhou Coal Mining Company with a rival bid over R45bn for Rio Tinto Group coal assets in Australia.

Nuclear energy: the best option for South Africa?

2017-06-01 07:23

The world is expecting us to move to cleaner options, and South Africa has made international commitments to do this. We need to plan ahead, says Chris Yelland.

China's coal-shrinking goal wins believers

2017-05-25 12:15

With factories and power plants across China burning half the world’s coal, the government’s latest targets for using more natural gas seemed too ambitious.

Anglo gets bid for coal mine near Kusile power station - sources

2017-05-23 07:25

Anglo American has received a bid for its New Largo project in SA, as it continues efforts to exit operations designed to supply coal to Eskom's power plants, according to sources.

Platinum production continues to ride wave - data

2017-05-11 13:00

Platinum is the highest contributor to overall mining production for the second consecutive month, following its slump.

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