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ESKOM: Billions more in government funding is the only option left for Eskom

  • Date: 11-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Business Tech

Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza says that the power utility has run out of its borrowing abilities and that it’s only short-term option is to turn to government for support.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amcu backs down on hike demand of 48%, gets new mandate

JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has backed down on its initial demand for a 48 percent monthly wage hike after members gave the union a new mandate to seek an increase of R1 500 a year.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: More than half of transit buses in the US were powered by alternative fuels and advanced technologies in 2018

According to the American Public Transit Association (APTA), alternative fuels and advanced hybrid drivetrains powered more than half of all transit buses in 2017 and 2018.

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EMISSIONS: Will tighter CO2 rules send some automakers bankrupt?

  • Date: 10-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

Tightened European carbon dioxide emission rules could send some automakers into bankruptcy, a top PSA executive said.

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AUTO NEWS: FCA talks are 'in the past,' Renault CEO says

  • Date: 10-09-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

FRANKFURT -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' merger offer for Renault was "in the past" and the two parties have not resumed discussions, the French carmaker's CEO, Thierry Bollore, said.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: S. Korea to add 1,200 hydrogen charging stations by 2040

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's industry ministry said Tuesday it plans to install some 1,200 hydrogen charging stations across the country by 2040 in line with its vision to utilize hydrogen as the main source of energy for Asia's No. 4 economy.

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EMISSIONS: Making the transition to zero-emission mobility

  • Date: 10-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ACEA

On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament and Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2019/631 introducing CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in the European Union. This regulation set reduction targets of -15% and -37.5% for the tailpipe CO2 emissions of newly-registered passenger cars for the years 2025 and 2030 respectively.

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ESKOM: Lack of clarity on S.Africa's Eskom illustrates policy uncertainty -Moody's

  • Date: 10-09-19
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A delay and lack of clarity about South Africa’s plan to break up ailing state-owned power utility Eskom to make it financially viable is the main example of policy uncertainty hampering the country’s turnaround, credit rating firm Moody’s said on Tuesday 

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