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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BECAUSE YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR ELECTRICITY- EARTHLIFE AFRICA TO PROTEST KELVIN POWER STATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The City of Johannesburg has a dirty secret. One, which sadly has escaped the debates ahead of the local government elections on August 3rd 2016. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the City of Johannesburg has some of the dirtiest air in the world. Even worse than some of the mega cities in China and India. The City of Johannesburg is also the most polluted city in South Africa. Despite the pollution, many of Johannesburg’s residents are unaware of the dangerous air that they breathe every …

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