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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC eases way for independent power producer programme

  • Date: 21-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The ANC has endorsed a market-friendly approach to the problem of SA’s energy shortage, including allowing municipalities to procure their own energy, expanding the independent power producer (IPP) programme and freeing up regulations around self-generation by business.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: VW Will Divert Resources Away From Fuel Cells, Focus On BEVs Instead

Volkswagen group CEO, Herbert Diess, recently announced that the German car making giant would stop funding its fuel cell program because FCEVs aren’t seen as competitive in the next decade. The decision has been taken within the group to focus entirely on battery-powered electric vehicles that are seen as a much sounder bet for the near future.

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PALLADIUM: Goldman’s Currie Warns Palladium May Test $3,000, Then Slide

  • Date: 21-01-20
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: Bloomberg

Palladium’s extraordinary rally has the potential for prices to test $3,000 an ounce, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Jeffrey Currie, who twinned that outlook with a warning that such peaks wouldn’t last for long as the record levels would erode demand.

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HYDROGEN: Green hydrogen plant in Chetwynd project has investor

  • Date: 21-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Pipeline News North

The green energy investment arm of Macquarie Capital will finance a new $200-plus million renewable hydrogen plant in Chetwynd, says project developer Juergen Puetter of Renewable Hydrogen Canada (RH2C).

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LITHIUM: Lithium Americas Receives Notice of Intent for the Thacker Pass Lithium Project

  • Date: 21-01-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Lithium Americas

Vancouver, Canada, January 21, 2020 - Lithium Americas Corp. (TSX: LAC) (NYSE: LAC) ("Lithium Americas" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the publication of the Notice of Intent (“NOI”) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the Thacker Pass lithium claystone project (“Thacker Pass” or the “Project”) located in northwestern Nevada. 

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HYDROGEN: Path to hydrogen competitiveness - A cost perspective

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Hydrogen Council

As public pressure is rising to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, global leaders are grappling with how to best take on this unprecedented challenge. Full decarbonisation requires a multidimensional strategy, which has spurred renewed interest in hydrogen.

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AUTO SALES: Subaru sets mid-2030s target to sell only electric vehicles

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Subaru Corp (7270.T) set a target on Monday to sell only electric vehicles worldwide by the first half of the 2030s, in a move toward its long-term goal of a carbon-free society.

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PALLADIUM: More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: PALLADIUM
  • Source: BBC

The price of the precious metal palladium has soared on the global commodities markets.

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