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CLIMATE CHANGE: COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.

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AUTO SALES: VW expects auto market recovery to last into 2022

  • Date: 25-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

LONDON -- Europe will likely return to "almost" pre-coronavirus sales levels in 2022, while China will bounce back more quickly and the U.S. market’s recovery is difficult to predict, said Christian Dahlheim, Volkswagen Group's head of sales.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats delivers upbeat year-end message after ploughing through inventory during lockdown

IMPALA Platinum (Implats) processed the balance of its 350,000 ounces of platinum group metals (PGMs) inventory, brought forward plant maintenance, and escaped cancellations to sales contracts as a result of force majeure it announced to customers in the fourth quarter.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats lifts force majeure, revises 2020 output

Impala Platinum (Implats) has lifted force majeure it had declared on contracts and revised 2020 production guidance as its South African mines returned to 85% capacity following a lockdown.

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FUEL CELLS: Fuel cell technology to power motorsport

  • Date: 24-06-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: H2 View

Michelin and Symbio have joined forced as preferential partners of the MissionH24 programme for the development of fuel cell power in motor racing.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats June 2020 market update

Implats refers to its SENS announcement of 30 April 2020 which provided revised Group guidance for FY2020. The Group cautioned at the time as to the fluidity of the operating environment created by the Covid-19 pandemic and its potential impact on guided production parameters. Implats is therefore pleased to provide a further market update ahead of its closed period starting 30 June 2020.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Coronavirus will boost to electrification shift, VW and Bentley execs say

LONDON -- Government incentives and automaker investment decisions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate the move to electrification, Volkswagen Group executives said.

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ESKOM: Eskom’s plan to split into 3 units challenged by unions

  • Date: 21-06-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: My Broadband ZA

The plan to unbundle Eskom into three separate entities is being challenged by workers unions. According to Rapport, labour unions Solidarity and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) have lodged grievances with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

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