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Agriculture MEC faces legal action

2017-12-17 06:01

Environmentalists are taking Vusi Shongwe to court as part of continued efforts to stop a coal mine being set up in a protected Mpumalanga area.

Coal producers conclude 3-year wage agreement

2017-11-23 12:48

The Chamber of Mines has reached a three-year wage settlement with the National Union of Mineworkers.

To save Eskom from ruin, SA should ditch nuclear plan and cut coal power - study

2017-11-16 12:54

Eskom should cut down on its coal power network – including curtailing work at Kusile – and should not embark on any new nuclear, gas or coal building programmes if it wants to save itself from financial ruin, a new study has found.

The renewable energy, new coal and gas-to-power IPP programmes in SA – quo vadis?

2017-11-06 10:48

With South Africa at the crossroads of its political, economic and energy development, the future of the renewable energy, new coal and gas-to-power IPP programmes remains distinctly uncertain.

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.

 

Electricity supply won't be compromised by limited coal supply - Eskom

2017-11-30 20:45

Eskom says despite a shortage of coal supply to its Hendrina power station, due to Optimum Coal Mine not fulfilling its contractual obligations, the electricity supply will not be compromised.

The energy transition – A threat or an opportunity?

2017-11-19 06:07

When the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan is released for public comment next week, the primary focus will be on whether or not ­– and how much – nuclear energy is included in South Africa’s energy mix, write Davin Chown and Mike Levington.

Eskom taking measures in case of NUM coal strike

2017-11-13 18:19

Eskom says it is concerned about the duration of a potential NUM coal strike, and possible intimidation against Eskom coal suppliers not affiliated with the union.

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.

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