Eskom, Sasol drive sulphur emissions in Kriel to second highest on earth - Greenpeace

2019-08-19 07:33

The area around coal-fired plants owned by South Africa's state power utility Eskom ranks as the world's second-largest hotspot of sulphur dioxide emissions, according to Greenpeace.

Axing of renewable energy office head a major setback, say energy experts

2019-07-24 05:00

Energy experts say the axing of the head of the Independent Power Producer’s office Karen Breytenbach will be a major setback to South Africa’s renewable energy programme that will send the wrong signals to potential investors.

What an old Swedish warship can teach SA about Medupi and Kusile

2019-06-14 21:00

Spoiler: it sank, writes Marelise van der Merwe.

5 tips for Eskom to fix its debt problem, from Greenpeace

2019-06-11 15:20

Decommissioning coal-fired power plants is among the recommendations from non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa to Eskom to help turnaround the debt-ridden power utlity.

Mpumalanga NGOs take government to court over 'deadly air quality'

2019-06-10 13:49

Environmental NGOs have launched litigation demanding that government clean up the air in the Mpumalanga Highveld area, home to 12 coal-fired Eskom power plants.

OPINION: Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

2019-06-01 16:00

The negative impacts of climate change increase as the temperature increase – and the poor suffer the most, say Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard.

Shale gas ultimately part of SA energy plan - Radebe

2019-05-14 11:52

At the same time, he added, the fact that SA has an abundance of coal reserves cannot be ignored, especially since the price of coal remains relatively low.

ANC wants banks to be forced to fund SA coal mines

2019-05-06 09:57

South Africa’s banks should be forced to invest in new coal mines in the country, the ANC’s head of economic transformation has said.

Retrenched mine employees get 50% stake in Arnot on Workers' Day

2019-05-01 12:45

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has handed over a 50% shareholding in Arnot mine to retrenched employees, some three years after the mine was closed following Tegeta's successful bid to supply Eskom with coal.

'Kusile should be cancelled' – Greenpeace report

2019-04-26 06:30

Greenpeace believes there should be no further investment in coal-fired power stations and that it 'makes no sense' for Eskom to complete the Kusile Power Station project.

 

Supreme Court of Appeal sends coal company packing

2019-07-24 11:53

No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now.

Mantashe on energy plan: My department is no lobby group

2019-07-16 15:42

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe told Parliament that the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy was still on course to conclude the Integrated Resource Plan by September.

ANALYSIS: 'Baptism of fire' for environment minister as govt taken to court over air quality

2019-06-13 06:00

Environmental activists acknowledge that their court action is a "baptism of fire" for the new minister, who is just two weeks into her job.

Death in the Highveld: Landmark case shows how burning coal is killing people

2019-06-11 12:48

New research revealed in court papers shows that we can no longer ignore the impact of burning coal on air pollution deaths in the Highveld.

Carbon tax way too low to curb emissions, say experts

2019-06-07 07:00

Experts say the carbon tax introduced this week is so low it will have almost no effect in curbing South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions that are increasing at a rate faster than the world average.

World’s biggest miner sees coal's era ending in shift to the battery age

2019-05-22 13:00

BHP Group, the world’s biggest miner, sees the outlook for thermal coal as challenged and won’t add production as it prioritises growth in commodities tied to the shift to renewable energy and electric transport.

New York is killing off its last coal-fired power plants

2019-05-10 20:56

The state’s environmental regulator says that it has finalised regulations requiring all power generators to meet new carbon-dioxide emissions limits

Carbon emissions at historic high

2019-05-03 18:58

A global surge in energy demand drove carbon emissions up by 1.7% last year to an historic high of 33.1 Gigatons, according to the International Energy Agency.

Activists slam decision to pump water to coal mines

2019-04-30 21:50

South African environmental groups have challenged the government’s decision to grant permission for a water project which aims to supply developments for its future coal reserves.

Mining contractor serves 274 employees with notices of dismissal at Wescoal mine

2019-04-24 09:49

JSE-listed mining group Wescoal says that 274 contract employees at one of its subsidiaries have been served with notices of dismissal following what it described as "work stoppages, strike actions and riots".

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