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UN launches pledge to stop building new coal power plants

24 Sep 2021 /  Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg  
Burning coal for electricity generation contributes to about a third of the world’s total carbon-dioxide emissions.

BP, Glencore suits allege oil trading role in Nigerian elections

24 Sep 2021 /  William Clowes, Bloomberg  
Oil trader alleges Nigerian National Petroleum Corp cargo allocations could have contributed to general election preparations.

How fast will the earth heat?

24 Sep 2021 /  Eric Roston, Bloomberg  
New tool provides granular estimates.

SA mines have vaccinated about 45% of their workforce

23 Sep 2021 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg  
The council aims to fully vaccinate 80% of mining staff by the middle of November, Baxter said.

SA mines plan R40bn investment in power generation

23 Sep 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   1
To construct 2 000 megawatts of power generation capacity, said Roger Baxter.

Mining magnate parrying BHP bid expands stake in nickel miner

23 Sep 2021 /  Yvonne Yue Li, Bloomberg  
A bidding war for a small Canadian nickel miner is showing no signs of cooling as its largest shareholder, Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest, took a formal step to increase ownership.

‘Damning’ high court judgment sets aside Mining Charter’s re-empowerment obligations

22 Sep 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   13
Court finds that the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act does not empower the minister to make law.

High Court Mining Charter ruling may revive mining investor interest

22 Sep 2021 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg    7
Gauteng Division of the High Court finds clauses of the 2018 Charter unconstitutional.

Outa asks Nersa for reasons behind approving Karpowership’s generation licences

22 Sep 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   17
The energy regulator approved seven emergency power generation licence applications on Tuesday as part of the government's Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.

Budweiser brings environmentally friendly beer cans to Europe

21 Sep 2021 /  Joe Deaux, Bloomberg    2
New metal-making technology doesn’t emit carbon dioxide.

Gold edges higher

20 Sep 2021 /  Yvonne Yue Li, Bloomberg  
As havens rally on growing Evergrande fears.

SA adopts lower emission target ahead of COP26 meeting

20 Sep 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   2
Cabinet also approves submission of the Climate Change Bill to parliament.

Rich nations to miss climate fund goal even by 2025, Oxfam says

20 Sep 2021 /  John Ainger, Bloomberg   
'Wealthy nations must live up to their promise made 12 years ago and put their money where their mouths are.'

We pay to treat waste water, why not waste carbon?

18 Sep 2021 /  Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg News    1
Companies that extract fossil fuels should be responsible for ensuring the same amount of CO₂ generated from using them is buried back deep underground.

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  CPIThe Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures monthly changes in prices for a range of consumer products Aug 2021 4.60%
  CPI ex OERThe Consumer Price Index excluding Owners’ Equivalent Rent (CPI ex OER) measures monthly changes in prices for a range of consumer products excluding Owners’ equivalent rent that measures changes in the cost of owner-occupied housing Aug 2021 5.20%
  RepoThe rate at which the Reserve Bank lends money to the country’s commercial banks and set by the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Sep 2021 3.50%
  Prime lendingThe Prime Lending Rate is the rate of interest that commercial banks will charge their clients when issuing a loan (home loan or vehicle finance) Sep 2021 7.00%

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