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  • China shutters factories to meet green deadline

    China has ordered 2,087 companies to close polluting plants in an effort to meet its own deadline for reducing energy consumption, reports the Agence-France Presse. China, which now consumes more energy than any other country, has pledged to cut its energy use per unit of gross domestic product by 20% between 2006 and 2010, according to the story. To meet its own deadline for reducing energy use ...


  • South African energy crisis

    Following recent announcements by Government of a National Recovery Plan to tackle the energy emergency, Eskom today announced measures being taken to address the situation while at the same time called on all South Africans to get involved in establishing a national movement to harness the ingenuity and resolve of the nation. At a press conference in Johannesburg today, Jacob Maroga, chief ...

    By Eskom

  • OECD review of energy subsidies and environmental goals

    Eliminating tax breaks and inefficient subsidies for fossil fuels could reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, improve public finances and provide resources for other policy priorities, according to two new OECD reports. Two new OECD reports provide wide-ranging evidence of how reforming subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuels and rationalising fuel taxes can help countries boost finances and meet ...


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