CREA: Eskom world’s biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide

Johannesburg – Eskom needs to clean up its act by closing some plants and upgrading others.

That is the advice the power utility has been given by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).

The CREA said Eskom has become the world’s biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide, a pollutant linked to ailments ranging from asthma to heart attacks.

In 2019 alone, the power utility produced 1,600 kilo-tonnes of the pollutant.

This was more than any company, or power sector of any country, with the exception of India.

The CREA says Eskom needs to reduce the burden on public health.

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