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Eskom cannot be given a new licence to kill

Between April 2016 and December 2017, Eskom’s seventeen coal-fired power stations reported nearly 3,200 exceedances of their daily Atmospheric Emissions Licenses limits for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen

Yesterday, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org) submitted comments to Naledzi Environmental Consultants [1] opposing Eskom's application for postponements and suspensions [2] from complying with South Africa's Minimum Emission Standards (MES). The MES, which are relatively weak [3], are designed to improve air quality in the country, but this has been significantly compromised…

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    • (1) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (2) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (3) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (4) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (5) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (6) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (7) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (8) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
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Life after Coal and Greenpeace Africa slam Inclusion of New Coal in Electricity Plan

The Life After Coal Campaign and Greenpeace Africa argue that the inclusion of an additional 1000 MW of new coal-fired power puts the Department of Energy in conflict with the rights enshrined in the Constitution

The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than we need to spend, and will make electricity more expensive for all South Africans. If the Department of Energy were to publish the least-cost plan…

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Africans want the continent to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

The Break Free movement in Africa is co-ordinated by Greenpeace Africa, African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), 350.org and Earthlife Africa Jhb

Today, Africa Day, citizens and communities in almost 20 countries across the African continent are gathering, taking to the streets and actively blocking the fossil fuel economy as part of a continent-wide day of action. By joining the Break Free movement, regular citizens and activists from communities across Africa will…

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A renewable energy pathway and biodiversity protection is crucial to poverty alleviation in Africa says Greenpeace International Executive Director

New Executive Director Greenpeace International (http://www.Greenpeace.org) Bunny McDiarmid visited the Greenpeace Africa office in Johannesburg to show solidarity and gain further insight into the key issues. The visit was McDiarmid’s first to the continent since taking office in April.  Greenpeace Africa is concentrating its efforts on promoting sustainable development with particular…

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    • A Greenpeace activist delivers a giant ring made of solar panels at the Pick n Pay head office in Capetown, South Africa
    • A Greenpeace activist delivers a giant ring made of solar panels at the Pick n Pay head office in Capetown, South Africa
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Will You Marry the Sun? Greenpeace Activists Deliver Gigantic ‘Solar’ Ring to Pick N Pay CEO

Pick n Pay has the highest per annum electricity consumption out of the five retailers researched by Greenpeace, which equates to the annual electricity consumption of 65 000 South African households

Today Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) activists made a formal marriage proposal to Pick n Pay, calling on the retailer to commit to a 100% renewable energy future, and ditch its dirty love affair with fossil fuels. In a peaceful protest action that took place at the Pick n Pay head office in Cape…

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Greenpeace slams Eskom CEO's anti-renewable energy propaganda

Reacting to claims made by Eskom CEO Brain Molefe during his State of the System briefing in Cape Town yesterday, that Renewable Energy is a ‘disappointment’,  Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) has said: “Greenpeace condemns the anti-renewable energy propaganda coming from Eskom in the strongest possible terms, at a time when renewable energy…

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Greenpeace ranks Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite on commitments to a 100% renewable energy vision

South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the latest report launched today by Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org). The…