Eskom ‘Going Wrong Way’, Warns Greenpeace

Greenpeace criticises Eskom for forging ahead with investment into water-hungry coal fired power stations

Greenpeace says that power utility Eskom, which generates about 95 percent of South Africa’s power, is steaming ahead with investment into water-hungry coal-fired generation in the face of the world’s growing switch to renewable energy resources.

Speaking at the launch of research into Eskom’s water use in Johannesburg, Greenpeace researcher, Yolandi Groenewald, pointed out that the fight over water resources will have its nexus in the developing Waterberg coal-mining area and the already developed Mpumalanga coalfields, where the new Kusile power station, tipped to come online in 2018, would swallow 71-million litres of water a day.

In the same vein, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Melita Steel, says Eskom planned to double its capacity to 80 000 MW by 2025, with the ‘vast majority’ of this capacity coal-based, and destined for industrial use in a country where about 12 million people were still without domestic electricity.

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Source: 
Business Day

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