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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...

Greenpeace Confronts Eskom

Feature story | November 7, 2011 at 6:04

Greenpeace activists today dropped a banner from a crane inside the construction grounds of ESKOM’s latest colossal coal-fired power plant, Kusile - reading ‘Kusile: climate killer’. At the same time, other activists have locked themselves to...

The True Cost of Coal

Feature story | October 26, 2011 at 11:20

Catastrophic climate change and uncontrollable debt are burdens South Africans will have to bear for their government’s addiction to coal. On top of the escalating construction costs for Kusile, the monstrous coal-fired power plant, the country...

Confronting Kusile: An Activist's View

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | November 7, 2011

This morning i'm writing from the top a 110m high crane inside the construction plant of Eskom's next collosal coal-fired power station, Kusile. I'm here with five other climbers to highlight the true cost of coal power in South...

Updated: Confronting Kusile Action Pics

Image gallery | November 7, 2011

Kusile: Climate Killer

Blog entry by Monica Davies | November 7, 2011

Today, Greenpeace Africa has brought something very far away from the minds of most South Africans to the top of talking trends. "Confronting Kusile" is the phrase making the rounds online this morning, and it's got many regular South...

Eskom’s public response to the True Cost of Coal report

Blog entry by Melita Steele | November 7, 2011

South Africa has a coal addiction. But just because something is a habit, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t quit. It didn’t take Eskom long to respond to the staggering results of our recent report “The True Cost of Coal in South Africa:...

We Don’t Need Kusile Power Plant in South Africa: Here’s Why...

Blog entry by Monica Davies | November 7, 2011

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...

Top 10: Pics from Kusile Action

Image gallery | November 9, 2011

Kusile Power Plant: The Waking Giant

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | October 21, 2011

The science is clear: burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the front lines. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter – and the 12th largest in the world – South Africa has a lot to answer for in terms...

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