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EMISSIONS: Better air quality makes convertibles increasingly attractive in China

  • Date: 28-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Open-air models have become rare because there is so little demand for them in the world's largest car market, but tastes in China could be changing, the boss of roof specialist Webasto says.

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JEWELLERY: Demand for gold jewellery up in SA, but imports favoured

  • Date: 28-06-19
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The popularity of gold jewellery globally and locally has held steady, with demand increasing in South Africa, owing to the increase in middle-class spend, says the local jewellery industry custodian Jewellery Council of South Africa chairperson Chris van Rensburg.

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ENERGY: SA's CONCO wins eSwatini solar power project

  • Date: 28-06-19
  • Category: ENERGY
  • Source: Eye Witness News

MBABANE - Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CONCO) has won a $16 million contract to build a 10 megawatt solar project in eSwatini, the firm said late on Thursday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa mulls green energy plan to cut Eskom’s debt payments

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is considering whether to back a proposal to improve troubled Eskom’s debt terms by closing polluting coal plants early to make way for renewable energy.

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AUTO SALES: Auto industry revises 2019 car sales forecast to -1%

  • Date: 27-06-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 27 June 2019 – In the side-lines of its annual general meeting in Brussels today, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) revised its forecast for 2019 passenger car registrations downwards to -1%.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Ford to Cut 20% of European Workforce in Sweeping Overhaul

Ford Motor Co. will eliminate about 20% of its workforce across Europe in a sweeping overhaul that reflects the challenges facing carmakers in the region.

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DIESEL: BMW: Diesels to survive at least 20 more years, gasoline engines 30

  • Date: 27-06-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Europe Auto News

MUNICH -- Despite being at the forefront of electrification, BMW will continue to invest heavily in internal combustion engines for the foreseeable future.

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HYDROGEN: Opening of the Gasunie 1MW Green Hydrogen Electrolyser Plant in the Netherlands

  • Date: 27-06-19
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: ITM Power

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the opening yesterday of Gasunie’s Hystock green hydrogen plant in Veendam near Groningen in the Netherlands. Gasunie manages and maintains the infrastructure for the large-scale transport and storage of gas in the Netherlands and the northern part of Germany.

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