The Eden eco-tourism project in Anglesea, Victoria is set to provide a range of economic benefits, including the creation of 1300 new jobs in the region.
Renewable energy and mining go hand in hand and will play a vital role in the climate and emission changes facing every business.
How have mining companies improved their approach to securing the social licence to operate over the long term?
Lithium Australia has acquired a significant interest in battery recycling company Envirostream in line with the Australian Government’s critical minerals ambition in 2019.
Curtin University research has found that the impact of mining on animals is overlooked in most site restoration assessments.
Anglo American has launched a new sustainability strategy that outlines its goals for community development, environment and improving trust and transparency within the mining industry by 2030.
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.
Newmont has made the top position on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), marking nearly a decade in the index.
Despite the falling cost of energy, new leaps forward in sustainability for miners are still being made.
Accenture’s Nigel Court asks how mining and metals companies can shape the outcome rather than react to it?
BHP Billiton’s $4 million investment in a sustainability program has paid off, with the discovery of over 700 new native species Australia-wide.
Professor Ken Mercer, from the Australian Centre for Geomechanics discusses the nature of sustainability in the mining industry.
Mining companies are always looking for the most cost and energy efficient power solutions to lower energy costs. They also want to minimise the use of diesel generators to reduce their carbon footprint, but how can they do it in this era of high power costs?
Talks are today being held on the reopening of Rio Tinto’s Bougainville copper mine, and for the first time landowners will be formally consulted about the project.
Separating and recovering rare earth materials is a complicated and expensive process, but one Japanese researcher claims he has discovered a low cost, environmentally friendly extraction alternative.
Mining developments are continuing to put pressure on central Queensland’s koala populations.
A new iron plant has been given the go ahead, using green technology the facility is expected to produce 100,000 metric tonnes of iron nuggets per year.
Rio Tinto’s Bougainville copper mine has been deemed economically viable and could be reopened in the next six years, a subsidiary of the company has said.
In the last 12 months mining has been under attack like never before.
The nation will still aim to ensure 20 per cent of Australia’s electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020.