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Coal will be around for a long time yet

26 Jul 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   11
At least 100 years, provided mines clean up their act.

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

22 Jul 2019 /  Jeremy Hodges, Mathew Carr and William Wilkes, Bloomberg   
The shift in Europe is part of a global trend.

Coal and nuclear back on the energy grid

15 Jul 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   22
Gwede Mantashe stamps his mark on the energy portfolio.

SA coal mines pollute water supply, group says

3 Jul 2019 /  Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg   
Mining companies, including Glencore and Anglo American, have been named for violating water licenses.

Exxaro says Eskom woes to hit coal production

26 Jun 2019 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   
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

13 Jun 2019 /  James Thornhill, Bloomberg   
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

22 May 2019 /  David Stringer, Bloomberg  
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

15 May 2019 /  David Fickling, Bloomberg Opinion   1
The tide is turning for coal.

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

6 May 2019 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   14
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

28 Mar 2019 /  Adriaan Kruger   15
High Court dismisses application by truck drivers to block renewable energy producers.

Coal is far from dead

6 Mar 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   13
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

21 Feb 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   10
With a down-payment of R1 billion.

Transnet in talks to construct coal line link to Botswana

7 Feb 2019 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters    2
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

7 Feb 2019 /  Chris Yelland   4
Work on operational units appears to be continuing but workers apparently 'on tenterhooks'.
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