Eskom needs about R187bn to comply fully with existing legislation curbing harmful emissions, a government presentation to parliament showed on Wednesday.

The power utility, which uses mainly coal-fired power plants to generate electricity, is one of 37 top domestic polluters, including Sasol, granted a five-year reprieve by the government until 2020 to meet air emissions standards. The new minimum emissions standards for air quality laws in SA, which cover particulate, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, came into effect on April 1 2015...

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