It’s pretty dim not to allow miners to use alternative energy

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It’s pretty dim not to allow miners to use alternative energy

Beyond comprehension why the SA government is standing in the way of solar and other energy projects

Allan Seccombe

The speed at which Gold Fields was able to install renewable energy at its Agnew mine in Australia only serves to underline how slow and protectionist SA authorities are about electricity.

For Eskom, independent power producers are viewed with hostility, with every delaying mechanism and difficulty imposed on them as they try to bring alternative sources of electricity to the market.

Gold Fields, Anglo American Platinum, Sibanye-Stillwater, Harmony Gold, Orion Minerals and others have spoken publicly about their frustration with the handling of their proposed solar and other energy projects...

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