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Just look at how long, and the cost over runs, it took to build the last new one! First, we should have existing 'new' stations running at 100% capacity before wasting more money. As I recall it is a lot cheaper and quicker (2 years) to add renewable energy to the grid.
 
Just look at how long, and the cost over runs, it took to build the last new one! First, we should have existing 'new' stations running at 100% capacity before wasting more money. As I recall it is a lot cheaper and quicker (2 years) to add renewable energy to the grid.
One concept missing from your logic - this is Africa.
 
This has been a long time coming, since over a decade ago <Insert Cyril shockface>
No worries, Gweezy the Slimeball will just use millions of taxpayer monies to defend it in court.
 
Really hope the activists win this battle...we should be moving away from coal not add more of it.
Keeping the lifeblood of the country going has to take priority, and if this is their best internal plan it can only harm all of us to add to the stresses.
 
"Coal-hole" Mantashe clearly knows that the cadres can't make money by supplying sunlight, or making the wind blow.

There is probably a lot of employment potential to hire enough people to fart with enough force to turn a wind turbine, should fulfil the millions of jobs the anc promised to make and fatten up the union membership fees to kickback into the anc pocket. New tender would be food and agriculture to feed all those farting workers.
 
Just look at how long, and the cost over runs, it took to build the last new one! First, we should have existing 'new' stations running at 100% capacity before wasting more money. As I recall it is a lot cheaper and quicker (2 years) to add renewable energy to the grid.
100% Just to add some facts

Kusile Power station was initiated in 2009
Initially expected to take 6 years to complete, the project was not expected to complete Unit 1 until 2017 (approximately 8 years after works began) and the entire project not until 2021.


Medupi Power station was initiated in 2007
Completion of the first two units was expected by 2012 but The first unit was commissioned and handed over on 23 August 2015. Units 5 to 1 was completed at approximately nine-month intervals thereafter.(August 2019)


So plus minus 10 years to build a coal power station (Add a few more years since we have doubled/tripled in corruption since then)
 
(Add a few more years since we have doubled/tripled in corruption since then)
And maybe about to halve it, the anc have at least moved to that side of the fence in concept, and are in big enough trouble now..
 
100% Just to add some facts

Kusile Power station was initiated in 2009
Initially expected to take 6 years to complete, the project was not expected to complete Unit 1 until 2017 (approximately 8 years after works began) and the entire project not until 2021.


Medupi Power station was initiated in 2007
Completion of the first two units was expected by 2012 but The first unit was commissioned and handed over on 23 August 2015. Units 5 to 1 was completed at approximately nine-month intervals thereafter.(August 2019)


So plus minus 10 years to build a coal power station (Add a few more years since we have doubled/tripled in corruption since then)
Don't forget, kusile is also broken right now.
 
Really hope the activists win this battle...we should be moving away from coal not add more of it.
refer to Europe for what happens when you move away from something that works and try to replace it with something that does not work (hint, you end up paying out your ass to get the old dirty power back):
 
And maybe about to halve it, the anc have at least moved to that side of the fence in concept, and are in big enough trouble now..

Or multiply even more corruption, the last mass stampede to loot everything before it all evaporates into being worthless. If the anc were smart about it, they would have made sure everything worked so that they would maintain a continuous stream of [smaller] kickbacks and stayed in power from satisfied voters, but no the zuptas were too stupid (zuma) and too greedy (zuma and guptas), and now the guptas made a quick exit leaving the rest of sa to hold the near empty bag, which the rest of the anc are going to pilfer.

Actual parasites, as defined in zoology, are smarter than the anc since they don't try kill their host.
 
Really hope the activists win this battle...we should be moving away from coal not add more of it.
We need base load unfortunately. All across Europe they're struggling now because they tried to deny that.

The base load doesn't necessarily have to be coal, but if it isn't it's more than likely nuclear.

I don't know about you but after seeing how badly this ANC-ified Eskom borked coal power stations (a technology the company is supposed to be very very familiar with), I don't want them trying to build a nuclear power station.
 
Or multiply even more corruption, the last mass stampede to loot everything before it all evaporates into being worthless. If the anc were smart about it, they would have made sure everything worked so that they would maintain a continuous stream of [smaller] kickbacks and stayed in power from satisfied voters, but no the zuptas were too stupid (zuma) and too greedy (zuma and guptas), and now the guptas made a quick exit leaving the rest of sa to hold the near empty bag, which the rest of the anc are going to pilfer.

Actual parasites, as defined in zoology, are smarter than the anc since they don't try kill their host.

Political power is more important to them than mere money especially after all these decades, and it's that which is most under threat so I don't think we'll see that on the whole.
 
Why don't the followers of the Religion of Global Warming focus more on places like China and India?

Maybe High Priestess Greta should plan a gathering at Tiananmen Square.
 
Waiting for the resident fossil fuel lover to weigh in with his opinion. Nico ... Where are you?
 
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