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How Broken Hill went from mining to solar farms and art

  How Broken Hill went from mining to solar farms and art

Broken Hill is iconic of Australian mining, and so important to the country’s mining history that it was added to

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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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Renewables for Australian Mines: Market Overview and Next Steps

  Renewables for Australian Mines: Market Overview and Next Steps

“Every business that runs on vast amounts of energy will have to look in to solar”. Powering the mining sector

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Coal company plans huge solar farm on strip mine

  Coal company plans huge solar farm on strip mine

An eastern Kentucky coal company is spearheading what may be the largest solar farm project in Appalachia. The array will

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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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Peru’s Yauricocha Mine Transitions to Battery Power

  Peru’s Yauricocha Mine Transitions to Battery Power

The Yauricocha mine in Peru will use 100% battery-powered equipment from RDH Mining Equipment, RDH has announced. The agreement makes

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Making Solar as Convenient as Diesel for Mines

  Making Solar as Convenient as Diesel for Mines

The renewables sector is developing highly innovative technologies and business models to meet the specific needs of the global mining

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Former gold mine to become renewable energy hub

  Former gold mine to become renewable energy hub

Sydney-based Genex Power will transform the abandoned Kidston Gold Mine in Northern Queensland into a clean energy powerhouse combining solar

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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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Announcing the Energy and Mines Australia Summit

  Announcing the Energy and Mines Australia Summit

Energy and Mines is delighted to announce its 10th Summit focused on connecting the mining and renewables sectors. The Energy

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Renewable power likely at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper mine

  Renewable power likely at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper mine

South Australia copper giant OZ Minerals will likely have on-site renewable energy generation at its new copper mine at Carrapateena.

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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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Baseload Renewables: The Significance of Lakeland Solar & Storage for Miners

  Baseload Renewables: The Significance of Lakeland Solar & Storage for Miners

Energy reliability is a major concern for grid-connected mines in Australia with supply constraints and power disruptions hampering production and

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Miners v. renewables in Australia

  Miners v. renewables in Australia

The Minerals Council of Australia’s submission to scientist Alan Finkel’s review of the electricity market’s future security pans his preliminary

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BHP offers plan to solve South Australia’s power crisis

BHP Billiton has put forward a strategy for tackling South Australia’s energy challenges that involves “incentivising” large energy producers. In

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New renewable energy for mine project – IAMGOLD Essakane to benefit from largest hybrid plant in Africa

  New renewable energy for mine project – IAMGOLD Essakane to benefit from largest hybrid plant in Africa

Paris and Johannesburg, March 6th 2017 – EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) and its partner African Energy Management Platform (AEMP),

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New Mining Renewables Project: Commerce Resources Assessing Wind Power for its Ashram Rare Earth Project

  New Mining Renewables Project: Commerce Resources Assessing Wind Power for its Ashram Rare Earth Project

Commerce Resources Corp. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with TUGLIQ Energy Co. (TUGLIQ) to complete a definitive assessment

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BHP plans on hold without greater energy security

  BHP plans on hold without greater energy security

Concerns about reliable energy are top of mind in South Australia’s mining sector, following a statewide blackout in September and

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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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