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Off the Grid (Volume 13)

Mining companies are beginning to wrestle with the challenges involved in reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, and to take concrete ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 12)

While much of the discussion around renewable energy focuses on the production of electricity, other sources of carbon emissions must ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 11)

A sobering new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences raises the specter of tipping points — again — ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 10)

After a series of fits and starts, climate-related technologies are finally getting traction with the investor community. Burned first by ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 9)

“Shutting down coal plants only gets you so far,” says Julian Spector of Canary Media in a recent newsletter. “It's progress,” ...

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Mine Power (Volume 17)

Just released, global consultancy PwC’s 18th annual report on the mining industry looks at strong financial and operational performance ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 8)

In a groundbreaking report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) presented the world’s first comprehensive study of how to ...

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Mine Power (Volume 16)

Mines are not sustainable. By their very nature, they involve the extraction of finite resources from the earth. Yet no one denies the ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 7)

Travelers will tell you that a good map is essential to any journey. Still, the challenge lies in following the path and negotiating obstacles, ...

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Mine Power (Volume 15)

Africa is opening up to the development of large-scale renewable energy projects at mines. This encouraging news comes from an interview with ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 6)

The current expansion of investment in clean technology is not a bubble this time. So says Noah Smith in a recent op-ed for Bloomberg. Unlike the ...

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Mine Power (Volume 14)

Last December, Energy and Mines brought together thought leaders from both the mining and renewables industries for their Virtual ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 5)

Our focus is generally off-grid applications of renewable energy, but we were inspired by a recent article in Greentech Media about extraordinary ...

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Mine Power (Volume 13)

To many people outside the industry, the marriage of mining and renewables might seem an odd one. However, according to a comprehensive ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 4)

In our first issue, we presented the 247Solar Microgrid™, which combines 247Solar Plants with PV or wind plus batteries to create a simple ...

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Mine Power (Volume 12)

Most of the discussion around mining and climate change centers on how mining companies can reduce their own carbon footprints and ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 3)

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to two-thirds of the global population that still lacks access to electricity today. There, more than 600 million ...

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Mine Power (Volume 11)

The London based media monitoring company, Alva, has just released its 2020 ESG (environment, social and corporate governance) report on the ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 2)

Thanks to our friends at the Alliance for Rural Electrification for pointing us toward an exceptional report on the state of the global ...

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Mine Power (Volume 10)

One after the other, speakers at the recent Energy & Mines Australia Virtual Summit described how their companies were — out of necessity — including ...

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Off the Grid (Volume 1)

The arguments for development of renewable microgrids have long been compelling. Utilities, municipalities, and large-scale industries like ...

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Mine Power (Volume 9)

A recent article from S&P Global Intelligence points to increasing pressure from investors on mining companies to lower their ...

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Mine Power (Volume 8)

According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, we are reaching irreversible tipping points for nature and climate ...

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Mine Power (Volume 7)

The Australian mining industry is taking action on climate change as part of its collective commitment to the Paris Agreement and ...

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Mine Power (Volume 6)

Declining ore reserves have been pushing mining companies to seek opportunities in ever-more remote locations and driving innovation ...

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Mine Power (Volume 5)

Though some are making progress, most of the world’s ten largest mining companies are not on a path to hit the Paris Climate Agreement target ...

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Mine Power (Volume 4)

In a recent article for Forbes, contributor David Vetter interviews Dr. Charles Donovan, Executive Director of the Centre for Climate Finance ...

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Mine Power (Volume 3)

From time to time, we’ll feature contributions from outside experts. Submissions are welcome and encouraged. This month, we feature the thoughts ...

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Mine Power (Volume 2)

Five years ago, the Rocky Mountain Institute launched their Sunshine for Mines initiative, with the goal of increasing renewable energy penetration ...

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Mine Power (Volume 1)

According to a recent article in Energy and Mines, 2019 was the year when miners finally bit the bullet on renewable energy, as declining costs and ...

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