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Coal’s demise quickens in Europe as market shift idles plants

The shift in Europe is part of a global trend.

Coal and nuclear back on the energy grid

Gwede Mantashe stamps his mark on the energy portfolio.

SA coal mines pollute water supply, group says

Mining companies, including Glencore and Anglo American, have been named for violating water licenses.

Exxaro says Eskom woes to hit coal production

The supply-demand tandem is likely to keep prices for coal used in power plants under pressure in coming months.

Australia seals coal commitment as controversial mine approved

Lobby groups say the decision to approve the mine is at odds with the advice of climate scientists.

BHP sees coal’s era ending in shift to the battery age

Miner won't add production as it prioritises growth in commodities tied to the shift to renewable energy.

The world’s last coal plant will soon be built

The tide is turning for coal.

ANC wants banks to be forced to fund South Africa coal mines

Eskom says new coal mines aren’t being opened quickly enough to ensure supply for its power plants.

Truckers lose court challenge against solar arrays and wind farms

High Court dismisses application by truck drivers to block renewable energy producers.

Coal is far from dead

The launch of Sibambene Coal as a new player in the sector proves there’s still life in coal.

State-owned mining company secures option to acquire Optimum Coal

With a down-payment of R1 billion.

Transnet in talks to construct coal line link to Botswana

The link with Botswana Railways will enable about 80m tonnes of coal transported annually from Botswana for export and domestic use.

New pressures on Eskom’s plant performance, energy availability

Work on operational units appears to be continuing but workers apparently 'on tenterhooks'.

FirstRand joins exodus of banks withdrawing funding of coal-fired power

Banks are coming under increased pressure from society, shareholders and some national governments regarding funding of new coal-fired power stations.

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