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Can platinum make a comeback in vehicles?

There are hopes that platinum could once again be used to make autocatalytic converters for petrol-powered engines, creating fresh demand for the metal amid a deepening supply deficit.

By Allan Seccombe 14 hours ago

GreenCape, SAWEA host renewable energy career expo in Atlantis

GreenCape and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) recently hosted the second annual Atlantis Career Expo, an educational event designed to drive awareness and interest among Atlantis students about career opportunities in renewable energy

16 hours ago

Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work

10 hours ago

Environmental rehabilitation liability of BCL deters buyers

Botswana's state-owned miner and smelter BCL has a large environmental rehabilitation problem that has made a sale of the assets nearly impossible

By Allan Seccombe 1 day ago

#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources

There are many considerations to take into account when developing a wind farm, one of which is the impact on visual, aesthetic, and scenic resources in and around a potential location

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project was presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

By Wilson Johwa 17 Nov 2017

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour

17 Nov 2017

Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco has fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company

16 Nov 2017

Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA

Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, 14 November

16 Nov 2017

Reinventing the mining industry

Policy, administrative and operating challenges have plunged the mining industry into crisis

By Gys Kappers 16 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

New initiatives in energy, water, agriculture announced at COP23

New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, 10 November, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn

15 Nov 2017

Proposed mining financial provisioning regs will overhaul the NEMA

The Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations were published for comment last week.

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 15 Nov 2017

Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee

No major changes to the existing fiscal regime for the oil and gas industry have been proposed by the Davis Tax Committee

By Linda Ensor 15 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

Davis commission calls for mining sector's upfront capex tax to be scrapped

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended that the special tax regime for the mining sector be abolished

By Linda Ensor 14 Nov 2017

Eco warriors tackle proposed nuclear power station

The environmental authorisation to construct and operate a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein has been challenged

14 Nov 2017

Women's voice drowned in Mining Charter feud

The 2017 Revised Mining Charter has triggered animosity between the DMR and the Chamber of Mines, and its currently on hold

By Dr Martin Kaggwa 13 Nov 2017

Huge solar plant aims for brighter Brazil energy output

PIRAPORA - Brazil has lagged far behind in the shift to solar power, but the continent's biggest facility now being built in the south-east

10 Nov 2017

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The most common causes of oilfield accidents

Oilfields can be dangerous places to work. The work done there is essential to keep our infrastructure running and all developed nations need access to petroleum. Unfortunately, it is an activity that cannot be done in complete safety. The potential for accidents exists at any site where drilling is occurring, or indeed anywhere where heavy machinery is running.

Issued by Monetary Library 9 Oct 2017

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