Environment & Energy Report

Biggest Copper Mine Is Switching to 100% Renewable Energy

Oct. 8, 2019, 1:01 PM

BHP Group is planning to run the world’s biggest copper mine entirely on renewable power to reduce its carbon footprint.

The company is in the late stages of securing a long-term contract for renewable power at Chile’s Escondida, which will likely save money compared with the current gas-fired supply, Geoff Healy, BHP’s head of external affairs, said in an investor presentation.

The announcement, which came as Extinction Rebellion protesters staged demonstrations across London, is another sign that major companies are responding to investor demands for greater action on climate change.

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