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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU postpones platinum wage pact signing as it was seeking further ‘technical’ talks

SOUTH Africa’s platinum group metal (PGM) producers put the celebrations on hold today as the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) said it was seeking further “technical” talks before formally agreeing to a new wage deal.

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FUEL CELLS: Analysis: do hydrogen-powered cars have a future?

  • Date: 13-11-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Autocar

The drumbeat of enthusiasm for hydrogen as a road fuel has grown steadily louder this year, despite a general industry-wide acceptance that EVs will become the mainstream in most cases.

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ENERGY: World Energy Outlook 2019 highlights deep disparities in the global energy system

  • Date: 13-11-19
  • Category: ENERGY
  • Source: IEA

“lack of electricity access for 850 million people around the world” should play to fuel cells’ strengths – solar PV/wind turbine feeding an electrolyser to make hydrogen (or just charge batteries from the solar, or a mixture of both for different markets)

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ENVIRONMENT: Nornickel, UN agency make environmental pact

  • Date: 13-11-19
  • Category: ENVIRONMENT
  • Source: Mining Magazine

Russian major Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) say they will work together on projects and technologies to reduce the environmental impact of the metals and mining industry

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe to enforce 'use it or lose it' policy for mining assets

  • Date: 13-11-19
  • Category: ZIMBABWE
  • Source: Reuters

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will vigorously enforce a policy to force companies to develop their mining assets and not keep the land for speculative purposes, mines minister Winston Chitando said on Wednesday.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU postpones platinum wage pact signing as it was seeking further ‘technical’ talks

SOUTH Africa’s platinum group metal (PGM) producers put the celebrations on hold today as the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) said it was seeking further “technical” talks before formally agreeing to a new wage deal.

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EMISSIONS: Daimler facing one of the worst years in a decade as CO2 compliance costs bite

  • Date: 13-11-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Mercedes has managed just 445 registrations for the EQC EV in Germany through October, against 3,204 for the Audi e-tron and 789 for the Jaguar I-Pace.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Brexit drove Tesla to pick Germany over Britain for new factory, report says

LONDON -- Britain missed its chance to host Tesla's European factory because of Brexit, CEO Elon Musk told a UK car magazine.

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