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ESKOM: Eskom to increase electricity tariffs by 80% to recoup financial losses

  • Date: 02-08-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: The South African

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is looking to drastically increase electricity tariffs in an attempt to offset dismal financial losses incurred during the 2018/19 financial year.

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LITHIUM: Albemarle revises Australian Wodgina joint venture as lithium market sags

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

MELBOURNE, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp, the world’s largest lithium producer, has revised a deal to buy into Australia’s Mineral Resources Ltd’s Wodgina mine to cut spending on the deal and better cope with a slump in the lithium market.

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LITHIUM: Australia's Altura Mining inks lithium supply deal with Chinese battery maker

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

Lithium miner Altura Mining Ltd said on Thursday it has signed an agreement to supply lithium to Chinese battery maker Guangdong Weihua Corp, amid a decline in prices for the product.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Tharisa confident of delivery on 'Vision 2020' project as Vulcan plant gets go ahead

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Pro Active Investors

Tharisa’s (LON:THS) first half of 2019 saw a 9.3% reduction in mining. Correspondingly, there was a 12% drop in production volumes for platinum group metals (PGMs) to 67,600 ounces while chrome output was down 16% to 614,100 tonnes.

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APPOINTMENT: Eskom appoints chairman as interim CEO

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: APPOINTMENT
  • Source: African Law Business

Eskom has appointed an interim chief executive during a difficult time for the South African electricity utility. Jabu Mabuza, chairman of Eskom since 2018, has today taken over as the beleaguered state energy company’s acting chief executive, while the South African state-owned corporation seeks a permanent leader.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Zimplats records 2% reduction in ore mined in 4th quarter

PLATINUM producer Zimplats 4E metal production rose by 3% to 147 136 ounces in the quarter to June 30 from 143 446 ounces in the previous period due to metal recoveries.

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DIESEL: Revival of diesel? How the dead hand of the past steers the German economy

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: ICCT

One of the most-read blog posts on the ICCT website is one that I wrote back in 2012. Despite its age, it attracts a surprisingly high number of readers. We are not exactly sure why. My colleague Anup Bandivadekar speculates that the title ("The dead hand of the past") has an influence. On the other hand, maybe the content of my 2012 blog post is indeed still relevant and exciting.

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MINING: Pressure must be applied to force platinum mining to go green, conference hears

  • Date: 01-08-19
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The need for pressure to be applied to the platinum mining industry to go “green” was expressed at Nedbank CIB Mark Research's recent conference on fuel cells in Cape Town.

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