This past week in mining saw energy and mining getting closer: in Chile, solar energy is making the difference for more sustainable mining industry; Spain is opening the door to energy mining and fracking; while on the industrial side, Tesla is predicting a battery metals shortage. Illegal mining keeps leaving victims behind in Venezuela, but in Mexico, the number of mining accidents fell in 2018.
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Mining accidents in Mexico dropped by 16 percent in 2018, with 283 accidents and 23 fatalities. According to CAMIMEX, the mortality index in Mexican mining is lower than that of other industrial sectors.
Mining Intelligence released its ranking of the lowest cost gold mines across the globe in 2018; Mexico does not make the Top 10.
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In Venezuela, the Pemón indigenous people suffer persecution from illegal mining groups, allegedly in favor of Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
Mining and Energy:
Chilean mining companies strive for solar energy to power operations and guarantee sustainability. Estimates calculate a 58 tons per year reduction in CO2 emissions.
Tesla is projecting a scarcity of battery metals due to a lack of investment from the mining sector.
In Spain, a modification to the urbanism law in Castilla and Leon gives a green flag to energy mining and fracking. Read more here.
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