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Articles from the January 29, 2020 edition


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  • World Bank low carbon climate smart mining for wind solar battery technology

    Climate smart mining offers opportunities

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    The global shift to renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and electric vehicles (EV) requires a vast amount of several minerals and metals. While supplying the huge amount of mined materials needed for the coming clean energy transition poses challenges, especially if not managed responsibly and sustainably, World Bank Group sees economic opportunities for some of the world's poorest regions. "The World Bank supports a low-carbon transition where mining is... Full story

  • Predictions for renewable energy, oil and gas, utilities and natural resources

    Three energy, mining predictions for 2020

    Colin Beaney, IFS Global Industry Director|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    The world has never been more aware of the importance of conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. Nowhere is this growing consciousness more keenly felt than in the energy sector. Companies need to navigate increasingly demanding taxation regimes and government policies as well as the negative perception connected to fossil fuel taking root among the general population and brought to the fore by the likes of Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion. Besides the...

  • General Motors GM LeBron James to reveal electric Hummer during Super Bowl

    Brash, controversial Hummer reborn as EV

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    Tesla Inc. created a buzz with the industrial techno Cybertruck, a behemoth of a pickup that is pushing the boundaries of electrical vehicles (EV) and their design. Now, General Motors Co. (GM) is entering the fray with an electric version of the Hummer, a vehicle that has already proven that boxy industrial design can attract an eclectic crowd of buyers that want to break the norms – from soccer moms dropping kids off at school to multi-platinum rappers making a statement o... Full story

  • Hecla Mining Greens Creek silver mine Alaska underground wireless network

    Smart mining begins with communications

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    High-speed networking and interconnected devices, which form a unified whole, are opening a new realm of possibilities for consumer and company alike. As the world continues to become more digitally interconnected, the value of companies and their success can almost be directly linked to how quickly they adapt and utilize newer technologies. We can see remnants of bygone eras still lingering in many industries, including mining, in an era where the speed of development of new...

  • Northwest Territories Thor Lake Nechalacho rare earth element mine project

    NWT First Nation to mine first Canada REE

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    Det'on Cho Nahanni Construction Corp., owned by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, has signed a landmark agreement to run the mining operations at Nechalacho, on pace to be the first rare earth element (REE) mine in Canada. A memorandum of understanding that lays out the parameters of the mining contract was signed by Det'on Cho Nahanni Construction and Cheetah Resources Pty Ltd., an Australia-based company that is advancing the Nechalacho REE mine project in Northwest...