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Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal
Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal
When he released the roadmap for...
The Portfolio: Daylin Paul
The Portfolio: Daylin Paul
This image is in my book, Broken Land (Jacana), for which I received the Ernest Cole award in 2017. The image speaks to the reality of...
Institutional investors reject Sasol’s climate plan
Institutional investors reject Sasol’s climate plan
Six major South African institutional investors have said that Sasol’s climate...
After the goldrush, coal addiction
After the goldrush, coal addiction
Given South Africa’s exceptional mineral resource base, it is instructive to examine what we have made of this endowment, in particular gold.
Power stations truck up Eskom’s image
Power stations truck up Eskom’s image
The mealie fields of Mpumalanga are pretty barren right now, just yellow dust really, making it hard to imagine that anything could grow here. In...
Cleaner energy hits tipping point
Cleaner energy hits tipping point
If you wanted to understand the future of fossil investing, you could do worse than consider the case of Robert Murray, friend to President Donald...
The high price of coal connections
The high price of coal connections
The taxpayer will be burdened with a roughly R10-billion bill over the next six years, because Eskom has failed to negotiate a standard price for...
Two power zombies just won’t die
Two power zombies just won’t die
Think of them as zombies that refuse to die. In 2010, the integrated resource plan (IRP) called for 6 000 megawatts of coal-fired electricity to...
Breath of fresh air for dying sector
Breath of fresh air for dying sector
An accelerated retirement of the Eskom coal fleet could catalyse a just transformation in the electricity supply industry.
Coal divestment hits South Africa
Coal divestment hits South Africa
If you’re a global mining giant, you want out of coal quick sticks for the simple reason that the major investment funds will no longer put their...
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
In Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, the air people breathe is often so dangerous that it is killing them. This air...
Can Eskom keep lights on in a low-carbon economy?
Can Eskom keep lights on in a low-carbon economy?
We are told that Eskom needs new investment in coal mines to keep the lights on even while our banks, reading from a different script, are saying...

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