City silent on Kelvin Power Station facts: Earthlife Africa to demonstrate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City silent on Kelvin Power Station facts: Earthlife Africa to demonstrate Johannesburg, 24th of August 2016. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg will protest on Thursday the 25th of August outside the Kelvin Power Station located in Kempton Park in the East of Johannesburg. The demonstration will take place from 10: 00 am. Supporters of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg are demanding answers from the City of Johannesburg about how much the power station actually costs Johannesburg residents in terms of electricity costs and in terms of pollution and potential health risks. …

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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT: THE NUCLEAR- FREE FUTURE AWARDS 2016

nuclear free picJohannesburg, 29th July 2016. This year’s NFFAward laureates come from Ethiopia, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, and South Africa.

Since 1998 the Nuclear-Free Future Award has honored individuals and organizations from around the globe who are working to end the Nuclear Age – visionaries primarily engaged in pounding the world’s nuclear warheads into plowshares, or ending the energy sector’s so-called ‘peaceful use of the atom.’ Continue reading

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JAPANESE DIRTY INVESTMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA- EARTHLIFE AFRICA TO PROTEST

Johannesburg, 26th July 2016. If there is any country that truly carries the environmental and social burden of dirty energy production choices, it is Japan. Yet, Japanese companies continue to unscrupulously invest and build dirty energy projects around the world, and in the developing world in particular. Marubeni Corporation, a global trading entity, with headquarters in Tokyo, appears to be winning the race as the preferred bidder for the Department of Energy’s Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (CBIPPPP) for the 12000 MW Thabametsi plant in the water scarce …

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KELVIN POWER STATION REFUSES COMMUNITIES ANSWERS ON ITS EXPENSIVE POLLUTION- EARTHLIFE AFRICA JOHANNESBURG TO PROTEST

Johannesburg, 26th July 2016. Despite efforts from Environmental Justice Organisation, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, to access information on one of Johannesburg’s major sources of pollution, the City of Johannesburg continues to protect its dirty secret- the Kelvin Power Station. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, represented by its attorneys at the Centre for Environmental Rights, have over the past month asked Kelvin Power (Ltd), the City of Johannesburg and City Power to respond to various questions relating to the polluting monstrosity that sits on the doorstep of Johannesburg schools, hospitals and households; causing the …

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