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Eskom plans for coal-fired plant closures as it eyes zero emissions

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While Eskom has a bold plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, this transition will have to be accompanied by the creation of sustainable jobs, said the head of the power utility's newly established Just Energy Transition Office, Mandy Rambharos.

Rambharos was one of the participants in a virtual panel discussion on the energy transition, hosted by independent economic research institution Trade and Industrial policy Strategies (TIPS). The webinar was held on Tuesday.

Over the past weekend, Bloomberg reported Eskom's intensions to significantly reduce its emissions. The power utility is the country's biggest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, given its coal-fired power stations.

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