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    Rio Tinto boss lauds B.C.’s clean energy as trade advantage

Rio Tinto boss lauds B.C.’s clean energy as trade advantage

A $6 billion modernization of Rio Tinto’s Kitimat aluminum smelter is paying off big. The 2014-2015 renovation project increased the smelter’s production capacity by 50% while slashing its emissions by

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    Mining Sector Embracing Microgrids: Hybrid Systems Reduce Energy Costs & Environmental Impact

Mining Sector Embracing Microgrids: Hybrid Systems Reduce Energy Costs & Environmental Impact

Off-grid mines can slash fuel requirements and CO2 emissions by up to 28% by using microgrids that combine solar power, battery storage, and diesel generators, according to a new study.

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    What’s next for the Minerals Council of Australia’s coal and climate policy?

What’s next for the Minerals Council of Australia’s coal and climate policy?

The discord that led to the departure of Minerals Council of Australia CEO Brendan Pearson has been simmering for some time, and may have additional ramifications.   “BHP has got

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Climate change hits home as miners work to mitigate impacts on their operations

  Climate change hits home as miners work to mitigate impacts on their operations

Mining companies across the globe are confronting new challenges as the effects of climate change threaten existing and legacy infrastructure,

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Minerals Council chief steps down amid BHP fallout

  Minerals Council chief steps down amid BHP fallout

Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) CEO Brendan Pearson is out of a job following BHP’s split with the organization on

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BHP distances itself from MCA’s position on climate change

  BHP distances itself from MCA’s position on climate change

Mining firm BHP Billiton reiterated calls for a Clean Energy Target and emissions-reduction strategies on Tuesday. The move comes as

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BHP pressed to quit Australian mining lobby over climate views

  BHP pressed to quit Australian mining lobby over climate views

Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton on Tuesday urged shareholders to vote down a resolution which says BHP should quit industry

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Nalco to tap renewable energy for power requirements

  Nalco to tap renewable energy for power requirements

Mumbai-based National Aluminium Company (NalCo) is deploying a fleet of renewable energy projects to keep up with its demand for

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South32 backs carbon pricing

  South32 backs carbon pricing

Perth-based mining company South32 announced its support for carbon pricing today, asserting that pricing is an effective mechanism for efficiently

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