Funeral Procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels

March 23, 2017 at 10:35 – Pretoria, 23 March 2017 – Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP is our chance to Break Free from fossil fuels” making a call to the South African public to stand up against dangerous and polluting energy options and engage in …

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VICTORY IN SA’S FIRST CLIMATE CHANGE CASE

Media Release 08 March 2017. Today the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), and referred the appeal against the environmental authorisation for a new coal-fired power station back to the Minister of Environmental Affairs on the basis that its climate change impacts had not properly been considered. In South Africa’s first climate change lawsuit, ELA challenged Environmental Affairs’ Minister Molewa’s rejection of its appeal against the approval given to the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo. The approval was granted …

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Thabametsi Court Hearing – Newsflash & MR

MEDIA RELEASE:  From the courtroom: What happened at the hearing of SA’s first climate change case In South Africa’s first climate change court case last week, non-profit environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights, presented compelling arguments to the North Gauteng High Court why the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ decision to uphold the environmental authorisation for the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo must be set aside. ELA argues that: the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) granted the environmental authorisation for Thabametsi without adequate …

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