My personal thoughts on this is that over and above the human cost, keeping the pressure on Eskom about pollution will force more investment into clean renewable energy. That is a win for every single living thing on the planet, not only the few humans that live in South Africa.
So our favourite Eskom is trying to cut corners again – but this time the impact could be truly devastating.
South Africa has pollution laws in place to protect human health, now Eskom is actively trying to bypass those laws. It says that complying would cost them too much.
Findings show that meeting the pollution standards would prevent up to 20,000 premature deaths – Eskom’s non-compliance could cause them.
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I don’t think any corporation should get away with this kind of thing. Human health is not just a nice-to-have or an optional extra.