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How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 27 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Implats concludes Canadian deal

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) has successfully acquired 100% of the outstanding shares in North American Palladium (NAP)...

17 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Gahcho Kué kicks off diamond production

Gahcho Kué mine, which is expected to produce 54m carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime, officially began commercial production on 2 March...

3 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

De Beers commissions "world's largest new diamond mine"

What has been touted as the world's largest new diamond mine is expected to produce an average of 4,5m carats per year...

4 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Diamond in the rough fails to make the cut

Selling off the biggest stone of the century proved a bust, when the Lesedi la Rona diamond failed to reach its reserve price at auction...

4 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Forbes Coal hurt by labour disputes and coal markets

The month-long labour disruption in November and the challenging international coal market have weighed on Canadian company Forbes and Manhattan Coal Corp‚ with the group reporting a loss of C$2.29m for the third quarter of 2012 after a profit of C$2.35m in the second quarter.

16 Jan 2013

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