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'Coal 3' Irresponsible

Press release | August 23, 2013 at 8:45

Greenpeace Africa's response to South African cabinet having approved a way forward on the so-called 'coal 3' mega coal-fired power station.

NGOs Quit Stakeholder Forum Over Eskom Spying

Feature story | February 13, 2013 at 12:30

Environmental NGOs Earthlife, groundwork, and Greenpeace have suspended their participation in Eskom’s NGO forum following reports that Eskom contracted an intelligence company to spy on the organisations.

Eskom Spying: We Demand Answers

Feature story | February 1, 2013 at 8:36

Earlier this week it emerged that Eskom seems to have been spying on unions, employees, and environmental groups, including Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa, and GroundWork.

Greenpeace Statement on the State of the Nation Address

Press release | February 10, 2012 at 8:54

In his annual State of the Nation address this evening, President Zuma showed a total disregard for sustainable energy, asking citizens to save power until the two coal-fired power stations – Medupi and Kusile – come onboard in two years time.

Greenpeace Africa’s Response to Medupi Boiler Test

Press release | June 8, 2012 at 13:52

Today marks the first boiler pressure test at Medupi coal-fired power station – an event graced by SA President Zuma. Medupi's first unit is expected to start delivering electricity to the national grid by mid-2013.

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.

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...

The hidden water cost of South Africa’s coal addiction

Blog entry by Melita Steele | June 25, 2012

It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the...

Another coal-fired power station to fuel South Africa’s addiction?

Blog entry by Melita Steele | February 24, 2012

Did you also see the headlines: “How the budget affects you; Budget and your pocket; Budget and you”, which I passed on my way to work yesterday morning? Every year South Africans pay close attention to the Finance Minister’s budget...

Why Coal Power is bad news for our water

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | March 22, 2012

Although South Africa has been blessed with amazing natural resources, sadly water isn’t one of them. While we have incredible coastlines and fisheries, fertile lands for feeding the nation, and an abundance of renewable energy...

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