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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 report, charging it fails to reflect the true cost of

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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 and uranium mine in South Australia that cost the company

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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 that environmental sustainability is key to business sustainability, and lead

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Australian zinc refinery to build 100MW solar plant

  Australian zinc refinery to build 100MW solar plant

Large-scale commercial solar is beginning to make headway in Australia. Zinc metals producer Sun Metals has announced it will build

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Mines Explore Modular and Movable Solar Systems

  Mines Explore Modular and Movable Solar Systems

Renewable energy sources have been slow to penetrate the mining sector, largely because they’re capital-intensive and stationary. But that may

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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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Genex Power Encouraged by Feasibility Study to Convert Old Mine into Hydro Storage Plant

  Genex Power Encouraged by Feasibility Study to Convert Old Mine into Hydro Storage Plant

A feasibility study conducted to analyze a conversion of a former underground gold mine into a hydro storage plant in

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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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First Solar PV and Battery Plant to Be Built in Australia, BHP Partners Up

  First Solar PV and Battery Plant to Be Built in Australia, BHP Partners Up

Australia is getting its first grid-connected solar and storage plant, which will be built in the northern Queensland town of

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