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Data-Driven Decision Making for Renewables in Mining: GHD Q&A

  Data-Driven Decision Making for Renewables in Mining: GHD Q&A

Energy and Mines spoke to Craig Palmer, Program Manager at GHD about why mines are exploring renewables, and how best

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Carbon-Neutral Mining May be Just Five Years Away

  Carbon-Neutral Mining May be Just Five Years Away

A new research project from diamond mining company De Beers Group may make carbon-neutral mining a reality in as little

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Aggreko’s Head of Renewables on Why Mines are Looking at Alternative Energy

  Aggreko’s Head of Renewables on Why Mines are Looking at Alternative Energy

Climbing power costs and reliability of supply are the two biggest energy challenges pushing mines to consider renewables, Karim Wazni,

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Why the Global Mining Industry is Embracing Renewables

  Why the Global Mining Industry is Embracing Renewables

Recent decisions to power mines in such disparate environments as India, Africa, and Chile with renewable energy indicate that increased

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Classification of renewables in mining projects – paper

  Classification of renewables in mining projects – paper

As the number and variety of mining in renewable projects develops there is a greater need for a common nomenclature

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Agnico Eagle argues for renewables over carbon tax in Nunavut

  Agnico Eagle argues for renewables over carbon tax in Nunavut

Major Nunavut employer Agnico Eagle sent a missive urging investment in renewable energy as an alternative to a carbon tax

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BHP knocks renewables after $100m loss

  BHP knocks renewables after $100m loss

BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie is slamming renewable energy after a three-week outage at the firm’s Olympic Dam copper

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Lithium: The Fuel of Tomorrow

  Lithium: The Fuel of Tomorrow

(Photo Credit: Ivan Alvarado, Reuters; Caption: Atacama salt flat – Rockwood lithium plant) Sonny Banjac, a Vancouver based renewable energy and

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10 Ways Rio Tinto is Paving the Way to Sustainable Mining

  10 Ways Rio Tinto is Paving the Way to Sustainable Mining

  Credit: Shooter’s Bottom wind turbine at dusk (Sharon Loxton) / CC BY-SA 2.0 Major players in global mining are beginning to acknowledge

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Miner brings storage solutions to more Australian mines 

  Miner brings storage solutions to more Australian mines 

“Sandfire has had a knock-on effect and almost everybody developing a mine is looking at putting PV and storage,” observes

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Goldcorp Ditches Diesel to Electrify Borden Mine

  Goldcorp Ditches Diesel to Electrify Borden Mine

Industry giant Goldcorp recently announced its plans to establish North America’s first all-electric mining operation at its Borden mine, located

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Energy and Mines Awards: Over a Dozen Mines Celebrated for Leadership in Renewables

  Energy and Mines Awards: Over a Dozen Mines Celebrated for Leadership in Renewables

Mining companies from across the globe were recognized for their investments in renewable energy during the Energy and Mines Renewables

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Adani to Build 1,500 MW of Solar Projects in Australia

  Adani to Build 1,500 MW of Solar Projects in Australia

India’s energy giant Adani, which is trying to build Australia’s largest thermal coal mine, has secured land for two solar

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room at COP22

  Addressing the Elephant in the Room at COP22

Flyn McCarthy Principal SysEne Consulting Inc. The Convention of Parties (COP22) titled the ‘COP of Action’ is wrapping up here

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Carbon Tax Makes Renewables More Attractive – Newmont Mining

  Carbon Tax Makes Renewables More Attractive – Newmont Mining

Carbon price regulations are boosting the case for renewables at mine sites by making them more financially viable, says one

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Next Big Leap for Renewables in Mining: Affordable, Long-Term Storage

  Next Big Leap for Renewables in Mining: Affordable, Long-Term Storage

Storage solutions are dramatically changing the resource sector’s energy landscape by allowing solar and wind to provide 24/7 energy supply

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Mining Sector Watching Renewables Closely, Says New Gold Director of Asset and Energy Management

  Mining Sector Watching Renewables Closely, Says New Gold Director of Asset and Energy Management

Renewable energy is developing rapidly but to make further inroads with mining, it needs to further adapt to the sector’s

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Tata Steel Reviews Renewables Solutions for Remote Northern Mines

  Tata Steel Reviews Renewables Solutions for Remote Northern Mines

Remote northern mines have their own unique energy challenges, including lack of a reliable supply, limited site access and extreme

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Renewables use in mining – first global rankings – download report

  Renewables use in mining – first global rankings – download report

With just under 1000 MW of installed capacity, according to the Energy and Mines Global Rankings, renewables for mines is

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Triple bottom line focus makes renewables more attractive to mines

  Triple bottom line focus makes renewables more attractive to mines

Miners are discovering that renewable energy generation is good for both sustainability goals and the bottom line. There is a

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