Renewable Energy Mining News

New First Nations led campaign calls for improved mining practices and better regulation in British Columbia

Province’s contribution to a clean energy future at risk unless changes are made.

Copper: driving the green energy revolution

Copper is known as “man’s first metal”, and for over 10,000 years, it’s been used in applications ranging from architecture to coinage.

The world’s safest source of energy will surprise you

Majority of scientists classify nuclear as a sustainable and safe energy source, along with other renewables.

First ever Resources for Future Generations conference expected to attract upwards of 2,000 attendees

The conference will bring sustainability and ethical issues around energy, mining, and water into the spotlight.

After Tesla debacle, Denmark reconsiders electric car subsidies

Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said the goal is to make the economy greener and less vulnerable to swings in commodities markets.

Even Europe’s biggest coal addict now wants to clean up its act

Poland has about $30 billion of planned wind projects 30 kilometers (19 miles) out in the Baltic.

US coal output just took another hit as demand keeps fading

The economic case for mining coal to generate electricity in the U.S. continues to fade.

Trump's latest plan for saving coal comes from the Cold War

Trump campaigned on a promise to bring back coal that is increasingly being edged out of the U.S. power market by cheap, cleaner-burning natural gas.

UK goes a record 55 hours without coal as clean power expands

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.

Solar power drew $161 billion in 2017, more than any other technology

Solar made up 57% of last year's total for all renewables (excluding large hydro) of $279.8 billion. It also towered above new investment in coal and gas generation capacity, estimated at $103 billion.

Legacy sites rise again with renewable energy

Three reasons why every mining firm with legacy sites should take a look at the renewable energy opportunity.

Clean energy a boost for copper demand — ICA

Industry experts address the link between copper demand and clean energy in three sectors: alternative energy, electric mobility and energy-efficient equipment.

More than 10 firms in the running for Codelco's lithium assets — chairman

The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.

Robben Island solar microgrid demonstrates power of renewable energy for South African communities

SOLA Future Energy has succeeded in designing and constructing a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island.

Clean mining project shortlisted for $950 million Canadian gov’t funding

The CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated) project focuses on water use, energy intensity and environmental footprint, with aggressive targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027.

Trump's solar tariff confusion creates an opportunity

The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

This company can help decarbonize your mine

The Rocky Mountain Institute published a report outlining what its researchers consider to be a feasible path toward sustainable mining

Batteries and renewables to start displacing gas in South Australia by 2025

Battery costs to fall 50% - beginning to compete with gas.

Tesla to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia

The mega-project will be built in conjunction with French renewable energy firm Neoen and paired with Neoen's existing Hornsdale Wind Farm north of Adelaide.

Clean coal could trump renewables bill in Australia

New report argues that a high-efficiency, low emissions coal-fired station would cost less than the almost A$3 billion in subsidies handed out by the government to renewable projects each year.

World’s top coal producer to close 37 mines

Coal India, responsible for about 82% of the nation's total coal output, said the closures would save around 8 billion rupees ($124 million).

US Energy Department announces $3 million for high performance computing to advance clean energy manufacturing

The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to use supercomputers at the department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges.

Regional integration key to unlocking economic potential in Latin America

There is a critical need for large-scale investment and regional integration to unlock greater economic potential and mitigate risks for the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, report shows.

Coal mine openings in the US inject some hope into beleaguered sector

Corsa Coal’s Acosta Deep mine, to begin operations in June, will create about 600 jobs.