Civil society coalition emphasises need for accountability, transparency, equity to achieve a ‘fair’ just transition

A coalition of civil society organisations from Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa and Vietnam on June 10 launched their ‘Principles for a Fair Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)’, which emphasises the integral need for accountability, transparency and equity in climate finance. International renewable energy advocacy organisation 350.org said the guiding principles were identified with the input of Global South communities. “Finance […]

Alleged coal thief apprehended at Arnot Power Station

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 A truck driver has been arrested on allegations of stealing coal at the Arnot Power Station in Mpumalanga. This after a coal loaded truck was spotted by the Eskom Group Security Investigation’s tactical team entering a coal yard in Middelburg. The coal was due to be delivered to the power station. […]

India election 2024: Coal demand to surge if Modi wins

Another five years with Narendra Modi at the helm will see India’s coal demand surge, but how much of that will translate to imports is unclear as the prime minister pushes for greater self-reliance. After more than a month of voting, Indians eagerly await the outcome of the world’s biggest election, expected to be announced […]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule Prioritizes Net-Zero Over Grid Reliability

Coal and natural gas plants provide 60% of the US’ affordable, reliable, and baseload power. In a time of increased electricity demand, America needs to double down on harnessing these sources—not abandon them.   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recently finalized Clean Power Plan 2.0 (CPP) rule, however, takes the country in the wrong direction. Under this regulation, one that is […]

AS ELECTRICITY DEMANDS SOARS, BLM SAYS NO NEW FEDERAL COAL LEASING

On May 16, the Biden administration announced it would not be issuing any new coal leases in the Powder River Basin, the beating heart of federal coal production. It was a decision that doubles down on the administration’s effort to leave the nation woefully unprepared for surging power demand. Riding on the coattails of the […]

TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp-up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery plan initiatives, and a commitment made to the City of uMhlathuze leadership and other stakeholders during the Stakeholder Collaboration on Truck Congestion Solutions meeting held in the Port of Richards Bay, […]

Dan Marokane: the new boss of South African utility Eskom

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 29 (Reuters) – Dan Marokane is about to tackle the hardest job in South Africa: getting the lights back on. As CEO of state power utility Eskom, he takes on an organisation hampered by alleged coal theft and sabotage, which faces financial and technical crises. He will be working with a government shareholder that has a […]