ARTICLES RELATING TO COAL

Anglo shortlists bidders for its Eskom coal mines

2017-01-19 08:18

Anglo has shortlisted groups led by some of SA's most prominent black businessmen as bidders for several of its mines that supply Eskom with R13.6bn worth of coal a year.

EFF backs Eskom in black ownership clash with Exxaro

2017-01-06 11:00

Eskom has found a new ally in EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who backs the power utility in its concern over the coal miner’s new ownership structure.

Exxaro shows Eskom finger with new BEE plan - Koko

2017-01-03 11:40

Acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko has accused coal miner Exxaro of having “no decency” after shareholders voted to reduce black ownership from 50% to 30%.

Renewable energy becoming an economic no-brainer

2016-12-09 19:38

The relentless drop in prices of renewables puts large-scale power plants, unable to compete with lower prices, at real risk of becoming stranded assets, warn analysts.

McWilliams: SA’s nuclear deal with Russia serves only the kleptocracy

2016-11-24 10:22

The nuclear energy bill is symptomatic of a new era of kleptocracy where SA's future interests are sacrificed on the altar of greed and self-interest, says an analyst.

SA to exhaust gold reserves in 38 years

2016-11-20 12:45

Gold production has come down more than 50% in a decade.

Glencore lashes out at Eskom over coal claims

2016-11-06 09:50

Glencore has rejected allegations by Eskom CEO Brian Molefe that it sold the parastatal coal at exorbitant prices.

Proof that solar, wind, gas - not nuclear - is best for SA

2016-11-03 15:30

The CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040.

The value of coal

2016-10-30 08:45

Power utility Eskom, banks such as Nedbank and energy investors still believe there is a bright future for coal projects in the country. Yolandi Groenewald investigates.

Coal fight off to court

2016-10-16 06:07

Environmental organisations are adamant that new power stations are not in line with emission rules.

 

Eskom must take tough stance against Exxaro - NUM

2017-01-16 18:32

The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed its dismay at the move by Exxaro to transform itself from a black-owned company to a black-empowered one.

China to cut coal capacity by 800 million tonnes by 2020

2017-01-03 14:31

China has set a target of reducing its annual coal capacity by 800 million tonnes, according to a government plan.

For cheapest power on earth, look skyward as coal falls to solar

2017-01-03 06:30

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.

Draft energy plan is lightweight, superficial and dangerous - Yelland

2016-11-30 07:20

It is obvious that the artificial constraints on solar and wind in the draft IRP base-case is a political decision rather than a rational planning decision, says Chris Yelland.

Expert reveals why energy plan should have no nuclear

2016-11-23 07:50

If no annual new-build limits were imposed on wind and solar, there would be no nuclear and no new coal, explains CSIR energy chief Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz.

Eskom hits back at Glencore over coal dealings

2016-11-06 18:45

Eskom has made public letters from Glencore in a bid to set the record straight over suggestions that the power utility lied about how much the mining firm wanted for coal.

Eskom: We did not favour Tegeta

2016-11-04 12:38

Power utility Eskom says it firmly rejects the suggestion that Tegeta is favoured, or that due process was not followed.

#StateCaptureReport: Madonsela nails Eskom over Gupta coal tender

2016-11-02 17:06

Prepayment by Eskom to Gupta-owned Tegeta allegedly used to buy Optimum Coal Mine from Glencore may be corrupt, illegal and amount to fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Gupta's Tegeta 'repaid' prepayment loan - Eskom

2016-10-19 18:35

A controversial prepayment loan for coal to Tegeta Exploration and Resources - a Gupta family-controlled company - has been 'repaid in full', says Eskom.

Glencore jumps to 15-month high as coal prices extend surge

2016-10-13 10:00

Glencore has jumped to a 15-month high in London as coal prices rose and a Japanese steelmaker was said to agree to pay the most for coking coal in four years.

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