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Coal

Why South Africa’s new coal-fired power station IPPs will never be...

One of the key objectives of the Life After Coal Campaign is to discourage the development of any new coal-fired power stations.
zambia

Eskom’s latest bid to continue pollution contested

Environmental justice organisations strongly contest Eskom’s further round of multiple applications to postpone compliance with air pollution standards.
Coal

Life After Coal, Greenpeace Africa slam inclusion of coal in electricity...

The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft IRP for electricity will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than it needs to spend.
zambia

Water costs, impacts of coal-fired power grossly underestimated

Mining coal and burning it in power stations uses large amounts of water, and pollutes even more of the precious resource.
water

Protecting Mpumalanga’s water sources area from coal mining

A coalition of eight community and civil society organisations, that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area in Mpumalanga, have launched new legal proceedings in the Mbombela High Court.
zambia

Report shows two coal IPPs would cost an additional R20 billion

A report released by the University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre shows that government’s planned independent power producer coal plants – Thabametsi and Khanyisa – would cost South Africa an additional R19.68 billion compared to a least-cost energy system.
Mantashe Sibanye

DMR Minister Gwede Mantashe not big in Natal

The DMR Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has failed to honour his commitment to visit the KwaZulu-Natal province today to discuss the Mining Charter. 

Centre for Environmental Rights institutes legal action on coal mining right

A coalition of civil society and community organisations, represented by non-profit environmental rights law clinic Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), has instituted legal action...

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