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PLATINUM WEEK: LPPM cancels all its planned events during Platinum Week in May

We regret to inform members that the Management Committee of the LPPM has taken the now unavoidable decision to cancel all its planned events during Platinum Week in May. This extremely difficult decision has not been taken lightly but as a response to the rapid spread of Covid-19, the global travel restrictions currently in place and those likely to be made in the coming days. We do hope all our members stay well during this very difficult time and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021 wh

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Thai government announces EV roadmap

The government of Thailand has announced a roadmap to make the country a hub of electrified vehicles in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region in five years, reports the Bangkok Post. Under the roadmap, the government plans to promote electric vehicles (EVs) through state agencies and has set a target to produce 250,000 electrified vehicles, 3,000 electric public buses, and 53,000 electric motorcycles by 2025. The government wants to promote Thailand as the centre of a new gen

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ESKOM: Eskom says all load shedding suspended for now

  • Date: 15-03-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Citizen

On Sunday at noon, Eskom suspended all load shedding. It’s not clear if the rolling blackouts will resume on Monday.

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COVID-19: Put clean energy at the heart of stimulus plans to counter the coronavirus crisis

  • Date: 14-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: IEA

The coronavirus is turning into an unprecedented international crisis, with serious repercussions for people’s health and economic activity

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EMISSIONS: By 2024, Paris passenger cars NOx emissions could drop by up to 87%

  • Date: 13-03-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: True Initiative

By 2024, Paris passenger cars NOX emissions could drop by up to 87% compared to 2016 levels, if the draft schedule for tightening the low-emission zone across the greater Paris region goes ahead according to a new report by ICCT for the TRUE Initiative, launched today, 13 March.

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COVID-19: Will consumers in China shop after viral epidemic?

  • Date: 13-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI – For nearly two months now, China residents have confined themselves to homes or workplaces for fear of catching the coronavirus.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Modikwa JV to continue delivering metal to Amplats plant despite shutdown

JSE-listed African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Thursday confirmed it was engaging with fellow-listed Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) subsidiary to mitigate the negative impact on cash flow owing to possible payment delays.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Implats boss describes AMCU’s under-fire Mathunjwa “extraordinary business partner”

IMPALA Platinum (Implats) CEO, Nico Muller, was the latest platinum group metal (PGM) executive to strike a conciliatory note in respect of Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) which has long duelled with gold and PGM companies on wages and working conditions.

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