Mining for Clean Energy 2017

The rapid growth of clean energy in countries around the world has garnered significant media attention, driven by record-breaking investment and deployment. Less discussed is the associated growth in demand for the metals and minerals used to manufacture clean energy technologies—and the opportunities and challenges this creates for mining companies and communities. This report explores the rise of solar power in particular, the associated metal and mineral requirements, the resulting opportunity for Canadian mines to serve as clean energy enablers, and the imperative of responsible mining.

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