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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Deadly start to 2020 for mine workers - AMCU

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is saddened by a "tragic start to 2020" as three mine workers died while on duty last week.

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FERROCHROME: Glencore to restructure SA ferrochrome following “material losses” at Rustenburg smelter

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: FERROCHROME
  • Source: Mining MX

HIGH electricity tariffs, interruptions, and deteriorating conditions in the ferrochrome market have forced Glencore and its joint venture partner, Merafe Resources, to consider restructuring its Rustenburg smelter.

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BATTERIES: VW to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan, report says

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Auto News

HONG KONG -- Volkswagen Group will take a 20 percent stake in Chinese electric-vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech, two sources told Reuters, as the automaker accelerates its electric push into the world's largest auto market.

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ESKOM: Eskom drops tariff bombshell

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: City Press

Making a strong case against Nersa, power utility argues that regulator overstepped its legal mandate in focusing on tariff affordability rather than cost management.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Nearly 5,000 jobs go at Marikana as Sibanye-Stillwater ends talks

  • Date: 20-01-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Journal

Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SGL) has confirmed almost 5,000 jobs will go from its Marikana platinum group metals operation in South Africa as it concluded the Section 189A consultation process with relevant stakeholders.

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