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Karpowership Faces Second Environmental Complaint in South Africa

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Karpowership, which is seeking to supply South Africa with 1,220 megawatts of electricity from three ship-based power plants, is facing a second complaint from environmental activists that could slow or upend its plans.

The Centre for Environmental Rights, a group of lawyers, filed a complaint to South Africa’s environment department on behalf of groundWork, an activist group, asking for the approval process to be halted in two of the three locations -- Richards Bay and Ngqura-- where the ships could be moored.