Historically there is little love lost between the mining industry and green groups. However, the two may now have some common ground in the pursuit of better EV technology and a broader rollout across Australia.
Australia’s resource industry is well positioned to benefit from the EV revolution, having a wealth of nickel, copper, lithium and other elements required to power the battery transition.
However, the industry is also in the process of electrifying its own operations, with many of the world’s largest miners including BHP and Rio Tinto targeting net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050.
Richard Fenton, vice president of global distributed energy systems at engineering consultancy Worley, estimates displacing diesel from a mining fleet can remove up to 40 per cent of a site’s emissions.
Source and image credit: The Fifth Estate
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