King Coal still reigns.

If there’s a silver lining to be found in the gloom overshadowing regional powerhouse South Africa’s energy troubles, it’s that surrounding countries are moving decisively to build local generation. And coal, it seems, is at the forefront of this.

Writes Gavin du Venage, “Collectively, southern Africa is gearing up for an energy boom that will transform the regional economy, with coal as its centre. Environmentalists will no doubt take issue with this but it is worth noting that many of these projects are looking at so called “clean coal” options such as circulating fluidised bed combustion that reduces emissions by up to two thirds.”

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Darren Smith
Darren Smith


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