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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom says winter plan has resulted in low risk of load shedding

  • Date: 17-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eyewitness News

Eskom's head of generation Andrew Etzinger said despite the resignation of the utility's CEO Phakamani Hadebe, the plan is in full swing.

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AUTO SALES: China Used-Car Dealers Ask for Tax Cut as Market Slump Continues

  • Date: 17-06-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

China’s used-car dealers asked the government for a tax cut as a sales slump continues in the world’s largest auto market.

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EMISSIONS: Ireland to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030

  • Date: 17-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: BBC

The Irish government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, as part of a major strategy to protect the environment.

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SOUTH AFRICA: AMCU leader takes diplomatic tone ahead of platinum wage talks

The leader of SA's biggest union in the platinum industry, which had the longest-ever platinum-mining strike and which self-identifies as "militant", the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa is sounding rather diplomatic.

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FUEL CELLS: Japan, E.U. and U.S. to Cooperate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

  • Date: 16-06-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Lithium News

On June 15, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and the United States Department of Energy issued a joint statement affirming their shared desire to strengthen trilateral cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Unions warn auto and mining industries of possible strike action

  • Date: 15-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – The country’s major industries including auto and mining have been warned of possible strike action. This week, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said they would have no choice but to down tools should negotiations in their respective industries not yield desirable results.

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EMISSIONS: Opel expects to meet CO2 target with new EVs

  • Date: 14-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

RUESSELSHEIM -- Opel will meet its EU-mandated target for CO2 emissions reductions, helped by its upcoming electrified cars, CEO Michael Lohscheller said.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China's red-hot EV market cools

History has repeatedly shown that a market bubble created by government incentives will burst sooner or later.

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