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Eskom’s ‘quick fix’ to cut load shedding by 2 stages gets the green light

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has granted embattled power utility Eskom an exemption to speed up the Kusile Power Station’s return to service – but the environment will suffer for it.

The department has granted Eskom an exemption from the lengthy process required to amend its Atmospheric Emission License, subject to certain strict conditions. This will allow the power utility to move ahead with its ‘quick-fix’ solution to bringing Kusile back online faster.

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