Is Mining a Renewable Energy Industry?


Mr Brian Yates

It takes up to 4 times more copper to build an electric car than a conventional car and 630 kg of steelmaking coal. While at first glance the mining industry may not seem a natural partner to the clean energy industry, in fact the two industries are recognizing important synergies related to the use of renewables at mine sites, the growing demand for mined materials in electric vehicles, and the value of gaining social license for mines through supporting the reduction of carbon emissions. This presentation will present examples from projects and companies that underscore the important, positive, shift in the mining industry to a clean energy future.