A new way to power mining projects

Jax Jacobsen looks at whether an upsurge in the use of renewable energy in mining projects is likely

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The wind farm at Diavik provides the mine with approximately 10% of its power needs. Photo: Rio Tinto

Green technology for electricity generation has captured the attention of mining companies the world over, with more and more mining projects using renewable energy to power resource extraction.