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  • DecarbEurope May 2017

    Today, 12 European organisations have presented the Report “DecarbEurope 2017: Connecting technologies for a cleaner future”. The report takes you on a journey to 10 cost-effective technical solutions that each can...

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  • Is the world running out of critical minerals? April 2017

    Of all the minerals mined over the centuries, have any been forgotten or mined into extinction and, more importantly, is mankind in danger of running out of critical resources?

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  • Sustainability and competitiveness in mining March 2017

    Robeco views sustainability as a long term-driver of companies’ performance. In a recent study, we find that miners with lower emissions per unit of material produced are also miners with a lower cost base. As...

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  • A solar Saudi Arabia April 2017

    While Trump promotes coal, Chile and others are turning to cheap sun power.

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  • Why the Global Mining Industry is Embracing Renewables April 2017

    Chile further plans to install 1,000 Mw of solar – mostly in mining regions – while Chile’s Association for Renewable Energy has projected 100 percent of the national grid could be powered by renewables as of 2050.

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  • Rio Tinto delivers on climate targets with big emissions April 2017

    The global mining group has reduced its GHG emissions intensity by 20.3% from 2008 to 2015, exceeding a 10% target that it had set. By the end of 2016, the company had reduced its GHG emissions intensity by 26%.

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  • Do we take minerals for granted? April 2017

    Did you know that the average automobile contains more than a ton of iron and steel, 240 lbs of aluminum, 50 lbs of carbon, 42 lbs of copper, 41 lbs of silicon, 22 lbs of zinc, and more than thirty other mineral...

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  • Reducing air pollution at Asarco's Hayden smelter May 2017

    Asarco is spending $180 million to clean up emissions from the Hayden smelter.

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