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Unlikely bedfellows: mines that run on solar or wind power

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 13:07 UTC
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Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut costs and lighten their carbon footprint. Read full article


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  • Briton

    We all need to change our attitude,

    [ Mines a pint ] lol.

    Aug 22nd, 2014 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    As always with these flim-flam people the devil is in the detail:
    “CRONIMET says it used to consume almost 2 million litters (SIC) of diesel fuel a year. Since installing its hybrid PV-solar system in 2012, the company has cut its diesel bill by half a million dollars.”

    You cannot tell WTF is happening here. How much is a litre of diesel DELIVERED to the site? How many litres did they consume and how much power was produced? It could be that production fell and costs would be lower in any event.

    3 or 4 years of operating will soon tell the truth.

    BTW No mention about the cost to the environment to manufacture and replace the (finite life) solar panel active material, ship it around the world to make the panels and ship the panels to the “builder”.

    Aug 22nd, 2014 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Just like new EU rules from September banning the use/sale of hoovers over 1000 revs, all to save the environment,

    we must be right mugs to put up with some of the rubbish that the EU impresses on us..

    Aug 23rd, 2014 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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