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Environment watchdog orders Barrick to close Chilean side of giant Pascua-Lama project

By: Henry Lazenby     19th January 2018 Chile's superintendent of the environment has ordered mining major Barrick Gold to close the Chilean side of the massive, but stalled Pascua-Lama gold/silver project straddling the border between Argentina and Chile. The Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente (SMA) announced a revised sanction on... 

Renewables contracts will not be signed on April 11 

By: Terence Creamer     10th April 2017 The signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the projects procured under the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) will not take place on April 11 as initially envisaged. The date had been set by former Energy Minister Tina... 

Eskom initiates talks on triggering government support to cover IPP costs 

By: Terence Creamer     15th March 2017 Eskom has written to the signatories of the Government Support Framework Agreement (GSFA) – which guarantees support for the State-owned utility in meeting its obligation to buy electricity from renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs) – to discuss a possible triggering of government... 

Ted Blom doubts usefulness of Nersa hearings

By: News24Wire      28th January 2016 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) hearings have been “bitterly disappointing” and “have not worked”, an energy analyst said on Wednesday. “I have reviewed the outcomes of the Nersa hearings that I have testified at since 2009, and if we are going to be honest, the results have... 

Eskom awaits NERSA decision on regulatory clearing account balance

15th May 2014 Eskom is awaiting a determination later this month from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa on its submission for the evaluation and approval of the regulatory clearing account balance for its previous multi-year price determination control period. The RCA submission was made during the... 

Environment-friendly brick-making plant commissioned

By: Chantelle Kotze     5th July 2013 Environment-friendly concrete brick manufacturer Cape Brick, in March upgraded its existing mixing plant at its manufacturing plant in Philippi, in the Western Cape, to a 1 500-ℓ-capacity mixing plant to manufacture concrete bricks comprising 70% recycled crushed aggregates (RCAs). 

Company Announcement: RIM is introducing a new accessory, the BlackBerry Music Gateway tonight

2nd May 2012 RIM is introducing a new accessory, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, tonight at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Palms Ballroom.  

New Eskom funding model being considered after State foregoes 2012/13 returns

By: Terence Creamer     23rd March 2012 State-owend power group Eskom and the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) have confirmed that they are working on a new funding model for the utility's next round of capital projects, which would follow on from the current R300-billion-plus portfolio, which includes Medupi, Kusile, Ingula and... 


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