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The world’s biggest offshore wind farm will be as cheap as coal

The price of electricity from offshore wind farms is plunging.

The next target in the climate-change debate: your gas stove

California becomes the first US city to pass an ordinance banning gas systems in new buildings.

Sustainable investing is becoming the new normal

Corporate SA is ahead of the curve when it comes to impact investments.

Billionaire-backed Kropz faces crucial water license hearing

Battle between the developers of the Elandsfontein phosphate mine and environmental activists has been on-going for five years.

The wildcat gold miners who get rich sick

The risk of gold mining in Ghana deters few, kills many.

Nutrien says 34 workers trapped underground in potash mine

The workers trapped in the mine in Saskatchewan, Canada are said to be safe.

Gold mining reduces infant mortality

So does economic development.

Protests grow over defamation suits against environmentalists

Civil groups are joining forces to defend what they say is an attack on free speech.

Mining opponents harassed, killed in SA, HRW says

Municipalities often block attempts by communities to protest against projects by using reasons that have no basis in law, report says.

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

Governments are seeking to increase their share of profits, rather than all-out resource nationalism.

Truckers lose court challenge against solar arrays and wind farms

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

What mines mean for SA communities: violence, sickness

Four out of five people see no positive impact on living in close proximity to a mine.

R500m fund set to unleash growth in photovoltaics

Inspired Evolution invests in SPV created by SolarAfrica, opening up access to finance.

Eskom is sinking the economy in the name of greening it, claims forum

Renewable energy is expensive, unnecessary and authorised without proper public participation, says Coal Transporters Forum as it heads to court.

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