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    Miners increasing green power

Miners increasing green power

Renewable energy is undoubtedly picking up steam—even among fossil fuel extraction companies themselves. The world’s biggest shipper of seaborne coal, Glencore, boosted its share of renewables one point to 19

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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 and storage. The site will host a 50 MW solar

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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

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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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Powering Iamgold’s Essakane mine in Burkina Faso with solar

  Powering Iamgold’s Essakane mine in Burkina Faso with solar

A massive new hybrid fuel project is coming to West Africa. Toronto-based gold producer Iamgold has plans to integrate a

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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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Centuries-old New York mine gets new lease on life supporting renewable energy

  Centuries-old New York mine gets new lease on life supporting renewable energy

A long-defunct iron mine in Mineville, NY may be the key to storing the area’s solar and wind energy. Renewable

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Chile’s Copper Industry Wants to Renegotiate Contracts to Include Renewables – Report

  Chile’s Copper Industry Wants to Renegotiate Contracts to Include Renewables – Report

Chilean mining companies are looking to renegotiate energy contracts to include cheaper renewable power, Reuters reports. Chile’s shift towards alternative energy

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