Category archives for: Coal

EXCLUSIVE: US defends “sovereignty” of African states in use of coal and gas

Hwange Colliery

from SCOTT COURIER in Washington, United States WASHINGTON, (CAJ News) – THE lack of electricity in Africa has become a factor in Washington’s “war on terror” Good news millions who live off the grid, but the policy is set to draw fire from those opposed to fossil fuel. Two of the most senior voices in […]

Diamond boost for African Utility Week 2018

African Utility Week

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for next week’s African Utility Week (AUW) have received a major boost after Lucy Electric confirmed its longstanding partnership for the event. The company will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at the summit scheduled for Cape Town from May 15-17. Rick St John, Business Development Director (Africa) for […]

Kenya coal plant confirmed for coast

coal plant

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EAST Africa’s largest economy – Kenya’s first coal-fired plant is set to bring electricity to an area of high unemployment and puts the country at the table for a global alliance on fossil fuels. Kenya is to go ahead with a coal-fired power station near the port town […]

ENERGY: “Clean coal” set to be catch-cry of 2018

US President Donald Trump on 'clean coal' campaign

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A year ago, Donald Trump’s plan to revive coal was seen as a joke. Now, with ever more countries on board, it’s a global reality that could bring electricity to millions. With less than two weeks until the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, a […]

BLSA rejects Brown’s ‘state captured’ Eskom board

State Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUSINESS Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has called for a “review” of Lynne Brown’s position as Minister of Public Enterprises following the contentious retention of some executives at Eskom. The organisation expressed “great shock and utter dismay” at Brown’s appointment of Matshela Koko to the position of Head: Power […]

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