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The grey areas in South Africa’s energy policies

While South Africa has been eager to excel in global climate diplomacy, the country’s climate and energy policies have been less outspoken.
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ZESA explores alternative power sources due to ‘no new coal’ agenda

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) is exploring alternative power sources in response to the call to move away from coal-fuelled power plants under the global “no new coal” agenda.
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Blue ammonia could play pivotal role in a clean energy transition

Blue ammonia, according to the latest findings by the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), has the potential to be a prominent contributor to a clean energy transition.
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Key funder of SA renewable energy drive backs natural gas

A key funder of South Africa’s renewable energy drive is backing natural gas as the fuel needed to help the country bridge the transition from coal power generation to the use of wind and solar.
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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).
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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.

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