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Confronting Kusile

Hub | November 3, 2011 at 8:52

South Africa has a fossil fuel addiction. Our drug of choice? Coal. And at a time when actions affecting the climate in any way should be taken with great care, our government continues blindly to cultivate its infatuation with this dirty, smoggy...

Coal 3 Dangerously Irresponsible

Feature story | August 23, 2013 at 9:04

Yesterday the South African government agreed to “act immediately” on steps toward the procurement of what it calls ‘Coal 3’ – yet another mega coal-fired power station.

Eskom Set to Accelerate Water Crisis

Feature story | October 16, 2012 at 20:19

Coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse, further compromising water access for the poor. Currently almost a million South...

Tell Eskom to save South Africa's water by cancelling Kusile

Action | April 23, 2012 at 14:51

If immediate action isn’t taken, South Africa faces a massive water crisis in the next decade. As a major water user, ESKOM has a responsibility to make sustainable choices that will benefit the country.

Eskom's Major Humiliation

Feature story | November 9, 2011 at 11:36

On Monday Greenpeace activists peacefully protested against the construction of Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga. They did this by chaining themselves to the front gate, and also accessing a crane on the site, scaling it, and...

Is Eskom prepared to act to save South Africa’s water? Challenge them now!

Feature story | April 25, 2012 at 12:16

We hear the word ‘crisis’ regularly in South Africa at the moment. It’s easy to start thinking that perhaps analysts are over-reacting – surely things can’t possibly be that bad?

Greenpeace Condemns SA's Nuclear Plans

Feature story | March 18, 2011 at 11:49

Greenpeace strongly condemns cabinet's decision to include 9 600 MW of additional nuclear energy into South Africa’s new energy plan -- this while Japan continues to struggle with a nuclear crisis after the devastating earthquake and tsunami last...

Govt Announces SA Energy Plan for Next 20 Years

Feature story | March 30, 2011 at 8:36

According to the Policy Adjusted Integrated Resource Plan 2010 (IRP2010), just released, the country's energy mix will include 9,600MW of nuclear power, and two of the biggest coal-fired power stations in the world (Medupi and Kusile) -- Not good!

Tell Eskom to save South Africa's water by cancelling Kusile

Action | April 23, 2012 at 14:51

If immediate action isn’t taken, South Africa faces a massive water crisis in the next decade. As a major water user, ESKOM has a responsibility to make sustainable choices that will benefit the country.

Community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

Blog entry by Pinar Aksogan and Melita Steele | September 5, 2013

In Turkey, we woke up this week to hear the news that a proposed 1,200 MW coal-fired power plant on a lovely coast of the Black Sea is dead, and now our hope for a better future grows. This is a historic victory for local communities...

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