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Coal and gas are up against increased solar and wind projects

Solar PV and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of new-build generation for at least two-thirds of the global population, according to latest analysis by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

High electricity prices contributed to GDP decline, says Mantashe

Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa's economy contracted by 3.2% in Q1 of 2019, with the energy sector making a negative contribution to the GDP.
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Eskom: Medupi Unit 1 produces 190MW

Medupi Unit 1 has produced its first power of 190MW, making it the last of the six Units of Medupi Power Station to be synchronised to the national grid.
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Closure of Fiddler’s Ferry Coal-Fired Power Station on the cards

SSE is proposing to close the remaining operational units at its Fiddler’s Ferry Coal-Fired Power Station citing financial challenges among other reasons.
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Possible coal phase-out for SA by 2040, says environmental group

Greenpeace Africa has commissioned a study outlining workable solutions for Eskom, which could help with the country's electricity supply industry crisis.
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Q1 rains predicted could impact coal supply, says Eskom

Eskom has today advised that loadshedding probabilities for the December period are low; however, coal supplies could be effected in Q1 of 2019.
G20 countries: Stimulus packages support legacy energy systems

TANESCO invites bidders to develop coal power projects

TANESCO intends to procure power generation from a set of coal power projects with a capacity ranging from 150MW to 300MW.

South Africa is open for business, stresses energy Minister

The Government of South Africa has set a target to attract $100 billion of investment into the local economy with energy tasked with contributing...

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