Advocacy group needed to defend coal industry against ‘renewables lobby’, coal conference hears
Renewable Energy

Advocacy group needed to defend coal industry against ‘renewables lobby’, coal conference hears

Despite its years-long “loyalty” to South Africa, the coal industry is “under attack” and needs to defend itself from the “renewables lobby”, industry insiders heard last week.Environmental factors, climate change and the state of Eskom’s ageing coal-powered fleet have forced the country to gradually wean itself off coal as its main electricity source, although coal…