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  • PV power station at the Natural Bridges National Monument.

    DOE funds clean energy at mining sites

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 8, 2024

    U.S. Energy Department provides $475M for clean energy in five projects at mine sites across the nation . Looking to revitalize the industry that has supported and continues to support thousands of Americans for over a century, the Department of Energy announced nearly half a billion dollars in funding to accelerate clean energy deployment at five current and former mine sites. DOE has selected five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia...

  • Historical coal breaker and railroad track at Eckley’s Miners Village, PA.

    DOE to repurpose 1.5M acres of coal mines

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 19, 2023

    Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed last year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) announced it is allocating $450 million in grants to repurpose 1.5 million acres of current and former coal mining sites as green energy projects. "We share a belief, which is that the workers who powered the last century of industry and innovation can power the next one. They have the infrastructure, they have the expertise, they got the...

  • Solar wind renewable electricity power many Australia metal mines

    Australia miners pen climate action plan

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Mineral Council of Australia has published a climate action plan that supports the ongoing commitment by the Australian minerals industry to decarbonize the economy and further address climate change. The plan outlines how the MCA and its members will act on climate change as part of the mining sector's collective commitment to the Paris Agreement and its goal of net zero emissions globally and in Australia. "The minerals industry has already taken a strong proactive approach...

  • Solar energy wind electricity sunset World Bank Climate Smart Mining

    All clean energy paths lead to mining

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    The World Bank Group estimates that more than 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy the wind, solar and geothermal power, as well as energy storage, required to meet carbon reduction goals to achieve the 2 degree Celsius temperature increase limit outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The global adoption of renewable energies could power a 500% increase in the annual production of battery minerals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, according to a...

  • Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at PDAC mining convention Toronto

    Trudeau rolls out electric mine incentive

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 2, 2022

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rolled out plans to get more electric vehicles into and less carbon dioxide emitting from Canadian mines in the coming years. To help Canada achieve its climate goals and keep its mining sector and other industries competitive, the federal government plans to include off-road vehicles to the current zero-emission incentive for electric vehicles on Canadian highways. Trudeau introduced the plan during a March 2 speech at the Prospectors &...

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