Posts Tagged ‘Medupi’

South Africa; land of coal and CO2?

Why we're still burning coal and why you should be concerned about it. Firstly, South Africa with it's 90% reliance on coal for electricity generation, is right up there with the main culprits contributing to the production of greenhouse gasses; on a per-capita basis that is.  Burning of fossil fuels is the...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Eskom swings back towards coal

Johannesburg - South Africa's next base load power station could be another coal-fired plant. This follows the decision to cancel construction of Nuclear-1, the nuclear station originally scheduled to be built by 2016. That's according to Eskom CEO Jacob Maroga, who gave a media presentation on Friday updating Eskom's...

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Eskom faces demand whammy

Johannesburg - The projected slowdown in the growth of SA's energy demand will serve as a temporary breather to utility Eskom, easing chronic power shortages, an industry group said. But the slowdown, coupled with difficult financial markets, will also make it difficult for the utility to fully utilise that window...

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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