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Fuel boycott looms over Engen refinery fire

Residents in south Durban want the petroleum giant to pay reparations, rehabilitate the area and protect the people who live near the plant

Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution

The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy

Barbara Creecy: ‘You can make a difference if you want to’

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, likes to watch the British medical drama series Casualty, she tells Sheree Bega

Load-shedding’s silver lining: Lower levels of sulphur dioxide air pollution

Analysis of Nasa data shows that although SO₂ emissions around the world have fallen by about 6%, the levels are high enough to harm the health of billions of people.

EU methane emissions policies will affect Africa’s energy transition

African hydrocarbons producers would do well to commit to existing venting and flaring regulations — because methane-specific policies are coming

‘Ghost’ flights are yet another example of our polluting ways

Due to covid-19, there are aeroplanes jetting about with few, if no passengers in them, which means those planes are releasing unnecessary greenhouse gases that will trap heat and warm this planet for decades to come

Germans vent VW fury in mass ‘dieselgate’ suit

Consumers accuse the 12-brand group of deliberately harming clients by installing software to make cars appear less polluting than they really were

Three Japanese automakers admit false emissions data

The companies came forward after the ministry last month ordered 23 auto and motorbike companies to conduct in-house probes

​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up

Vehicles powered by wind and sun underpin the green transport strategy, but legislation and departmental silos stand in the way .

​VW fights to survive after emissions scandal, but it’s business as usual in SA

South Africans are interested in low fuel consumption and remain loyal to VW, whose cars top the best-seller list as its market share increases.

Big polluters buy time on emissions

SA’s major polluters are going ahead with plans to offset their emissions, lowering pollution in one place to save money and continue polluting.

India can cut carbon output – with help

Success at COP21 in Paris requires that all countries recognise the merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s argument for "climate justice".

Big business stalls crucial carbon tax

Industry and even some state bodies have been putting pressure on the treasury to change its approach.

How Eskom’s coal kills

More than 600 people could perish every year from illnesses related to air pollution when all Eskom's power plants come on stream.

Eskom spurns air quality controls

Emissions obligations weigh as heavily on the state-owned power firm's bottom line as its customers' health and safety.

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