Carbon emissions set to surge in 2021 as coal rebound eclipses record renewables growth

Mining News Pro - Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could surge by 1.5-billion tonnes in 2021 to 33-billion tonnes, reversing most of last year’s decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as rebounding coal demand in the electricity sector more than offsets record renewables deployments.

Barrick ups emissions reduction target to 30% by 2030

Mining News Pro - Barrick Gold held its first-ever virtual presentation to investors on sustainability and reported that in 2020, it had zero high-significance environmental incidents, reached 79% water recycling and reusing by its operations and introduced community development committees at all its active sites.

How the US top coal-producing state is moving towards net-zero emissions

Mining News Pro - Two initiatives aimed at supporting net-zero emissions in the Carbon Valley region are being advanced in Wyoming, the US’ leading coal-producing state.

Rio Tinto employs solar technology to reduce emissions

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto is exploring the use of solar technology to cut its global carbon emissions by partnering with renewable energy technology company, Heliogen.

Aluminium industry aims to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050

Mining News Pro - Global industry organisation the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has published three main pathways that the industry can take to reduce its emissions by 80% by 2050 and meet internationally agreed climate goals, supply demand for primary aluminium that will increase by up to 40% and more than triple recycled aluminium from post-consumer resources to 2050.

Aluminium industry aims to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050

Mining News Pro - Global industry organisation the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has published three main pathways that the industry can take to reduce its emissions by 80% by 2050 and meet internationally agreed climate goals, supply demand for primary aluminium that will increase by up to 40% and more than triple recycled aluminium from post-consumer resources to 2050.

Fortescue fast-tracks zero emissions target to 2030

Mining News Pro - Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer, has brought forward a self-imposed deadline to be carbon-neutral by 2030, about two decades earlier than its closest rivals BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale.

Eskom, Sasol face government ultimatum to meet emission limits

Mining News Pro - Eskom Holdings and Sasol, South Africa’s two biggest polluters, must comply with emission limits even if it costs them tens of billions of rand, Environment Minister Barbara Creecy said.

BHP signs third emissions reduction agreement with China

Mining News Pro - BHP has penned an agreement with Chinese customer HBIS Group to evaluate solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas from ironmaking and steelmaking.

BHP to halve Nickel West emissions

Mining News Pro - BHP has signed a renewable power purchase agreement with Risen Energy to slash emissions at the Nickel West Kwinana refinery in Western Australia by up to 50 per cent

Aggreko on path to net zero emissions by 2050

Mining News Pro - Aggreko plans to invest up to $600 million a year to support the mining sector’s energy transition, responding to the industry’s requests for energy alternatives to fossil diesel.

BHP seeks scope 3 emissions cut from iron ore

Mining News Pro - BHP’s in-house capital unit, BHP Ventures, has participated in Boston Metal’s $US50 million ($64 million) funding to develop a technology that converts iron ore to steel with zero carbon emissions.

World Economic Forum tests blockchain for tracking carbon emissions

Mining News Pro - Most estimates of the carbon footprint of the mining industry’s value chain are currently based on industry benchmarks or non-standard unverifiable sensors, says Jorgen Sandstrom, World Economic Forum’s (WEF) head of mining and metals.

Australian miners need to do more on emissions

Mining News Pro - Australia’s resources companies would need to do more in order to address downstream scope 3 emissions, despite making progress on moving their operations towards net zero by 2050, a new report has found.

World’s largest copper miner to cut carbon emissions 70% by 2030

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, has outlined sustainability plans in five areas of action for its operations and projects, including goals to cut carbon emissions by 70%, reduce inland water consumption by 60% and recycling 65% of its industrial waste by 2030.

Glencore commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Mining News Pro - Glencore intends to focus on investing in transition metals including copper, cobalt and metals for a low carbon future as the company transitions to a new leadership team.

Rio Tinto extends Chinese partnership to achieve zero emissions

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has committed 30 million yuan ($4.5 million) in funding to support projects at the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Joint Research Centre for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development.

Newmont targets net-zero emissions by 2050

Mining News Pro - Top gold miner Newmont has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% in the next decade and has said it will aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Emissions from China coal plants fertilize North Pacific Ocean

Mining News Pro - Researchers from a number of institutions in the US and the UK published a study that states that emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life.

Countries being more transparent over resources reduce carbon emissions

Mining News Pro - New research by the University of Sussex reveals that countries that are part of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which pushes for financial transparency over oil, gas, and mining revenues, have seen their carbon emissions reduce by 13% on average between 2000 and 2014.

Carbon emission curves for iron ore, copper, met coal and nickel

Mining News Pro - Skarn Associates is pleased to announce the first release of its Carbon Emission Curves for the mining industry. These curves and underlying mine-by-mine data are available for iron ore, copper, nickel and metallurgical coal, covering global mine production excluding China.

BHP accelerates emissions reduction for operations, value chain

Mining News Pro - BHP has pledged to reduce emissions from its operations by 30 per cent by 2030, adding that it will continue to thrive under net zero emissions in the future.

BHP to halve Queensland coal emissions

Mining News Pro - BHP plans to reduce scope two emissions at its Queensland coal mines by 50 percent in the next five years.

Australian Strategic Materials, ZironTech produce titanium alloy with low-emission technology

Mining News Pro - Australian Strategic Materials announced that its Korean partner ZironTech has successfully produced 30 kilos of titanium metal alloy with the patented reduction process the JV has developed at its commercial pilot plant in South Korea. The process was carried out using 45% less power than current industry methods.

Pathways towards zero-emission copper mines

Mining News Pro - The International Copper Association Australia (ICAA) commissioned the University of Sydney’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering to develop a strategic roadmap to achieve a ‘zero-emission copper mine of the future.’

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