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SOUTH AFRICA: SA mining industry struggling to contain spread of COVID-19

  • Date: 09-07-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

The number of positive coronavirus cases confirmed within the sector so far suggests the spread is not easing, with 1,559 active cases at the last count, while 1,166 workers have recovered.

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HYDROGEN: Powering a climate-neutral economy: Commission sets out plans for the energy system of the future and clean hydrogen

  • Date: 08-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: European Commission

To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions. The EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, adopted today, will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner planet and a stronger economy.

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AUTO SALES: Falling China Car Sales Show Economic Rebound Still Shaky

  • Date: 08-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Car sales in China retreated in June following a rare increase the previous month, signaling the world’s biggest auto market is facing a bumpy recovery from a two-year slump worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

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HYDROGEN: South African govt initiates process of developing societal hydrogen roadmap

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has initiated a process, with other government and industry stakeholders, to develop a roadmap that will lead South Africa towards a hydrogen society, Mining Weekly can today report.

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AUTO SALES: Future Regulatory, Market and Technology Trends in the Global Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle Sectors

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Johnson Matthey

The world is at the start of an energy revolution: the biggest energy transformation since the Industrial Revolution. The growing recognition that the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the combustion of fossil fuels leads to a dramatic increase in global temperatures is driving the need to implement strategies to reduce the carbon footprint across power- and energy-hungry sectors such as power generation, domestic heating, industrial processes and transportation.

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EMISSIONS: European automakers request 6-month postponement of new Euro standards due to COVID-19

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Mike Manley, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the current European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) president, has sent a letter to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, requesting a 6-month postponement of the application dates of key upcoming EU standards, including:

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HYDROGEN: ‘European Clean Hydrogen Alliance’ ready for take-off

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Euractiv

The European Commission will seek to position Europe as a global leader on hydrogen with a new industry-led alliance set to be unveiled on Wednesday (8 July).

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NORNICKEL: Norilsk Nickel fined record $2.1bn over Siberia fuel spill

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Financial Times

Russia has hit Norilsk Nickel, the world’s biggest producer of palladium and nickel, with a record $2.1bn fine over an enormous fuel spill that turned two rivers in Siberia crimson in late May.

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