Renewables Mining News

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.

Chile to attract $65 billion in mining investments by 2038 — minister

According to minister Aurora Williams, miners with operations in the country currently spend $20 billion on support services a year and figure is set to increase.

Bacanora seeks expansion of German lithium project with newly acquired exploration licence

The Falkenhain deposit, in the German state of Saxony, is located about 5 km from another Bacanora asset in Germany — the 50%-owned Zinnwald lithium project.

Bacanora tanks as president resigns

President and director Martin Vidal has left the post effective November 30.

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.

Bacanora Minerals secures land access to flagship lithium project in Mexico

The de-risking milestone is for the company's Sonora project in Mexico, expected to produce 35,000 tonnes a year of lithium carbonate.

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.

Bacanora secures environmental permit for Sonora project in Mexico

Permit lets Bacanora go-ahead with its 35,000tpa (tons per annum) lithium carbonate operation in Mexico.

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.

Mexico's mining sector to reach $17.8bn by 2020 on zinc prices, strong pipeline

Competitive operating costs and supportive government policies are also expected to play a key role in Mexico's mining industry strong recovery.

Trump's solar tariff confusion creates an opportunity

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

Bacanora to complete Sonora lithium project feasibility study this year

Final study focuses on a two-phase open pit mine and lithium carbonate processing facility with a life of over 20 years.

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.

China to ban coal imports at small ports from July 1

Ban covers more than 150 second-tier ports

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.

De Beers pioneers research programme to make carbon-neutral mining a reality

De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.