Coal ash disposals in South Africa. The country's power mix has long been dominated by coal
15 March, 2018, 01:59
Numsa argues that signing them would see the utility cutting back on using coal for power, which would lead to the closure of coal-fired plants and hurt the livelihoods of at least 30,000 families.
In what came as a relief to the renewable energy industry last week, energy minister Jeff Radebeannounced the long-awaited 27 renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) projects will finally be signed on Tuesday.
The ministry claims that the long-delayed REIPP projects would create 61,600 jobs with 95% of those going to South Africans.
In the ruling, the court says: "The respondents will have circumvented the process which is now pending before court; and the applicants will have no choice but to institute applications to review and set aside the awarding of the contracts. Eskom was planning to sign these agreements despite the fact that a previous application, by the Coal Transporters Forum to interdict them from signing, is still pending at the north Gauteng high court".
Greenpeace Africa says it strongly condemns the urgent court interdict granted to Numsa to halt the signing of 27 Independent Power Provider (IPP) renewable energy contracts.
"The IPP roll-out will raise the cost of electricity dramatically, because IPP's cost much more than coal-fired electricity", Numsa said.
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Nonetheless, this is despite a recent report by the CSIR stating renewables are way cheaper than fossil fuels. The 27 projects include wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies. Extracting fossil fuels from underground is a "resource play".
The order is another setback for energy developers including Denham Capital-backed BioTherm Energy and ACWA Power International that have been waiting for deals to be signed since 2016.
But Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi questioned how the department would create jobs, when there were threats of coal power stations shutting down.
But this plan was stopped by trade union Numsa and lobby group Transform South Africa when they were granted a late-night interdict by the High Court to halt the proceedings.
Government's strong signal to the renewables industry will also help South Africa to recover to its former position as a leader in renewables and independent power production.
Yelland, the investigative editor of EE Publishers, on Tuesday described the court bid as a "delay tactic", saying the move towards renewable energy is a global trend which would not leave South Africa behind.
The university said there were reports of a man with a gun at Engelhart Hall, a graduate student dormitory at Emerson and Maple. The report of the shooter came as students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence.
Besiktas did have one back just before the hour when Vagner Love slotted into the bottom corner of the net. Sandro Wagner's goal in the 84th minute made it 3-1, as Bayern advanced to the quarter finals.
Senior guards Tra Holder (18.4 points), Evans II (16.6) and Kodi Justice (12.6) led the Sun Devils in scoring. The opening line favors Arizona State to win at -1.5, 64.6% have picked Syracuse to cover the spread.
ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Robinson's deal with New Orleans is worth $20 million, half of which is guaranteed. Patrick Robinson is returning to the team that drafted him after winning a Super Bowl with Philadelphia.
He's proudest of the Thunder's record when he goes off for a triple-double - 82-18. "That's my job", Westbrook said. George (groin) said he expects to play in Friday's game against the Clippers, Royce Young of ESPN reports.
The son of WWE chairman Vince McMahon has been the commissioner of SmackDown since the brand split in 2016. This brutal attack on Shane McMahon by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn could lead Bryan to side with his boss.
In the last two years, Turo has seen its user base grow to almost 5 million and listed cars triple to about 200,000 units. Fully self-driving Teslas may still be some years away, and Musk has said little about a sharing network since.
The Eagles (19-15), who finished with their most wins since the 2010-11 season, will face off against Western Kentucky on Tuesday. Despite losing their starting front line, the Huskers were also six points per game better on the offensive end this season.
Obama, for the second March in a row, is making his picks known despite the fact that he's no longer in office. The Huskies had their 111-game winning streak snapped by Mississippi State in last year's Final Four.
Mathieu said the team asked him to take a pay cut. "We all wish Tyrann nothing but continued success in his career and beyond". The Pro Bowler is entering his sixth season in the National Football League , which is a rare find in free agency.
Ashraf said security personnel at the police post intercepted and tried to stop the attacker when he detonated his suicide vest. On February 13, over two dozen people including two senior police officers were killed in a suicide blast on Mall Road.
American Idol: Katy Perry kissed a boy, he didn't like it
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Sarah Drew From 'Grey's Anatomy' to 'Cagney & Lacey'
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Valve adds 'Dota Plus' subscription to Dota 2
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Why the PGA Tour still needs Tiger Woods
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Jaya-Amitabh have combined assets worth Rs 1000 cr
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Skyrim VR is heading to Steam in April
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