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The South African road infrastructure and construction industry can learn from international markets and apply several key lessons on its journey to achieving the goal of net zero, ensuring a balance between emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere, says consulting engineers https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-methods-technology-key-in-driving-net-zero-goal-2021-10-22

Date posted: 22 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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In South Africa’s Franschhoek mountains a helicopter drops off abseilers to cut down invasive pine trees that are choking off water supplies to millions of Cape Town residents already facing climate change-induced shortages. The crews are there to help to remove 54,000 hectares of alien trees byhttps://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cape-town-fights-alien-trees-threatening-its-water-supply-biodiversity-2021-10-18

Date posted: 19 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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South Africa’s energy sector has the highest carbon-intensity of the Group of 20 (G20) nations owing to its heavy reliance on coal, according to the latest assessment by Climate Transparency International. In 2020, three-quarters (74%) of South Africa’s total primary energy supply was derived https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-energy-sector-the-most-carbon-intensive-of-g20-nations-2021-10-18

Date posted: 19 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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French Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili will visit South Africa for two days from October 15 to discuss just energy transition matters with government. France and South Africa have similar priorities in the fields of climate change, biodiversity and others related to the. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/french-enviro-minister-visits-south-africa-to-discuss-just-energy-transition-2021-10-15

Date posted: 15 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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Global cement and concrete makers on Tuesday laid out steps to cut carbon dioxide emissions 25% by 2030 and to reach zero net emissions by mid-century, relying on more carbon-free energy, new chemistry and manufacturing technology, and carbon capture. Cement, the glue of concrete, accounts for https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/concrete-industry-says-carbon-capture-a-key-to-hitting-emissions-targets-2021-10-12

Date posted: 12 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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Africa is on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovation is delivering increasingly decentralised power to the continent in new ways, says consultancy Kearney. Kearney has outlined in a white paper, the overarching strategic https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kearney-unpacks-the-decentralised-power-transition-in-africa-2021-10-11

Date posted: 11 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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Following chemicals company Sasol’s refusal to table South Africa’s first climate lobbying shareholder resolution, Sasol shareholders Just Share and Aeon Investment Management (Aeon) have co-filed a second nonbinding, advisory resolution ahead of Sasol’s November 19 Annual General Meeting. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-shareholders-file-second-climate-lobbying-resolution-2021-10-08

Date posted: 8 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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The Minerals Council South Africa is developing a Net Zero 2050 Action Plan and pathway towards achieving the goal of net zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The action plan for mining will include the central pillars of increasing the share of investment in renewable energy sources; research, https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/minerals-council-south-africa-developing-2050-net-zero-action-plan-2021-10-07

Date posted: 7 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) had no environmental authorisation to operate its Cornubia chemical factory, nor did it obtain risk assessment and planning permissions as required by environmental and municipal by-laws, a preliminary report has found. Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/durban-chemical-company-had-no-environmental-authorisation-to-operate-plant-report-finds-2021-10-04

Date posted: 4 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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South Africa’s “laughably weak and ineffective” carbon tax regime is no disincentive to carbon-intensive businesses, such as integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol, environmental activist organisation Greenpeace Africa climate and energy campaigner Thandile Chinyavanhu tells Engineering https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/carbon-tax-ineffective-against-major-emitters-2021-10-01

Date posted: 1 October, 2021 | Author: | No Comments »

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