King Copper: From solar panels to electric cars, B.C.’s red metal is fueling a global clean energy transition

Published on: Winter 2017

By Kylie Williams & Christine Ogryzlo

Necessity is making strange bedfellows: organizations that champion sustainability and a greener future are supporting mining as a key factor in that new, low carbon economy. Even the World Bank sees mineral resource development as a complement rather than a competitor to a greener, more sustainable future.

According to a 2017 report by the World Bank, “The technologies assumed to populate the clean energy shift – wind, solar, hydrogen and electricity systems – are significantly more material-intensive in their composition than current traditional fossil-fuel-based energy supply systems.”

Read the full story: King Copper, Mineral Exploration magazine, Winter 2017