Northern Minerals plans to use renewable energy to power the Browns Range rare earth operation in Western Australia.
OZ Minerals is embarking on an energy-focused project with six other notable industry organisations called the Energy and Mining Collaboration (EMC).
Coal is forecast to almost completely disappear from Australia’s electricity system by 2050 if governments do not attempt to keep plants online with subsidies, according to the latest economic analysis from BloombergNEF (BNEF) New Energy Outlook 2019.
Nickel miner Independence Group (IGO) is set to lower the operating costs at the Nova operation in Western Australia by adding solar power to the site’s energy mix.
Groups, including the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and the National Party of Australia, have cited coal-fired power reforms as key to Australia’s issues with rising energy costs in response to a report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Replacing diesel with renewable energy on remote mine sites is an increasing goal in Australia but one that can’t be achieved without the reliability of energy storage solutions.
South32 has extended Energy Developments’ electricity supply contract at the Cannington silver-lead-zinc mine in North Queensland by 14 years to 2032.
South32 plans to use solar energy to power key infrastructure at its Cannington lead-silver operation in Queensland.
India’s Adani will launch construction on a solar energy plant at Moranbah in Queensland by the end of the year.
As the mining industry is often scrutinised for its potential environmental impact, the need for companies to retain their social license to operate should remain a key priority.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced the 12 projects that will receive their share of a $92 million grant.
China’s ongoing five year plan to cut coal and steel production and address pollution will see it punish regional governments for failing to close coal mines and steel mills.
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