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Power supply deficit hindering African mining

The deficiency in power generation on the African continent is impacting on the mining industry’s ability to reach its full production potential, thereby impacting on the industry’s ability to boost the continent’s economy, says Dubai-based...
11th July 2014

Renewables a serious option for African miners as energy costs, emissions come to the fore in African mining

Rising energy prices and supply constraints have forced African mining operations to find new energy solutions for affordable, consistent and secure sources of energy. To address these concerns, mining companies operating on the African continent...
11th July 2014
Energy & Mining

Besides labour, energy emerging as key future risk for platinum sector

ENERGY INTENSIVE Rising costs and the platinum sector's dependency on electricity are among the top business-sustainability challenges While the crippling strike in the platinum sector in South Africa has brought attention to the labour costs of the industry, Pretoria-based nonprofit policy research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies researcher Georgina Ryan...
20th June 2014
Energy Services

Rental power attractive option for Moz mines

Aggreko supplies power to mining operations across and Africa and throughout the world 
The outsourcing of power supplies is growing in Mozambique, as mining companies increasingly recognise the benefits of rental power, says temporary power generation company Aggreko Southern Africa local business head Martin Foster. He adds that...
6th June 2014

Mining companies urged to add renewables to energy profiles

In the current climate of economic headwinds, squeezed margins and stubborn overheads, mining companies continue to examine all aspects of expenditure in the hope of making savings. Energy consumption is one of the greatest costs, particularly...
3rd June 2014

Obama govt’s toughest action yet orders 30% cut in carbon emissions

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday introduced its toughest action yet to cut down on carbon emissions, ordering a 30% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030 in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants, not auguring well for...
2nd June 2014

Grid storage solutions could soon become multibillion-dollar industry

The burgeoning North American grid energy storage market could develop into a multibillion-dollar industry in a matter of a few years, with several companies positioning themselves to vie for the handful of first-mover clients. One company...
29th May 2014

African Barrick Gold embracing renewables

African Barrick Gold (ABG), which has three mines in Tanzania and is expected to mine about eight-million tons of gold-bearing ore this year alone, has been actively exploring renewable energy options for the past eight years, according to GM of...
21st May 2014
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