The University of Newcastle has patented a thermal storage material that is set to be commercialised and used as an alternative energy source for coal-fired power stations.
BHP plans to reduce scope two emissions at its Queensland coal mines by 50 percent in the next five years.
When experience in the renewables energy sector collides with extensive knowledge of the mining industry, considerable benefits await those that can exploit the advantage.
Rising energy demand and climate concerns are facing off over the continuity of coal production in Australia.
World Gold Council director John Mulligan probes into gold’s robustness amid threats of climate change, the global transition to renewables and the booming Asian economy. And the outlook is looking good.
The electrification of mines is not only good for the environment, but could improve project economics and strengthen licence to operate, according to mining executives from Australia and overseas.
Industrial engineering group thyssenkrupp has launched an official plan of action in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and be climate neutral by 2050.
Hybridisation of their power supply, through the inclusion of renewables, offers Australian mining companies the opportunity to score a significant “triple win” in the form of reduced cash operating costs, reduced fuel prices and reduced exposure to carbon risk.
Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) interim chief executive David Byers has commented on the Australian Government’s energy policy, the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), stating that it must provide a “technology-neutral approach”.
Ken MacKenzie, the recently anointed chairman of BHP, has delivered a speech at the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne today, while social justice groups gathered outside.
Digital effectiveness has emerged as the number one risk for the mining and metals industry, according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) latest Top 10 business risks facing mining and metals report.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has launched a campaign to highlight the resource sector’s vital role in renewable energy.
For the first time in history, renewable energy has outweighed coal-fired power in the UK’s electricity generation mix.
In the energy sector, a seismic shift is underway. The seaborne thermal coal market is entering a permanent and structural decline.
The Labor Party has pledged to assist workers affected by changes in the electricity generation industry, including reductions in the use of thermal coal.
Minerals Council of Australia CEO Brendan Pearson explains the difficulties of replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.
Miners are finally starting to look at ways to get their power generation off the grid with renewable energy sources.