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Adrienne Baker, 's Blog Posts

- August 07, 2014

How do mines overcome the finance challenges of using Solar PV

Many mine energy decision-makers are convinced that renewable energy is a good fit for the mining sector but face significant challenges when it comes to project finance.   For example........

- July 31, 2014

Understand the energy procurement process in mines

Currently, worldwide, the mining industry consumes 8% to 12% of global primary energy. Some experts believe this will rise to 15%-20% by 2035. Accoring to the IEA, by 2035 global energy...

- July 21, 2014

One of the world's largest mining companies is committed to 20% renewables

Gold Fields is one of the largest precious metals mining companies in the world. On the home page of their website it proudly states: Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable...

- July 14, 2014

10 factors driving renewable project opportunities in the mining sector

The mining industry is changing the way it manages energy. In recent years rising costs have driven the industry to focus on efficiency, but efficiency can only go so far. To solve...

Energy and Mines - May 07, 2014

The application and evolution of hybrid systems for mining operations

Many of the first applications of renewable energy technologies for mining operations are hybrid solutions using a combination of renewables and diesel gensets. This discussion featuring...

- April 30, 2014

Exploring Renewables for Powering Mines: Gold Fields Case Study Released

Energy and Mines, part of Canadian Clean Energy Conferences, has published a case study today on Johannesburg-based Gold Fields' energy management and carbon mitigation which includes...

- April 29, 2014

Exploring Renewables for Powering Mines: Gold Fields Case Study Released

April 29, 2014 --- Energy and Mines, part of Canadian Clean Energy Conferences, has published a case study today on Johannesburg-based Gold Fields’ energy management and carbon mitigation...

- April 08, 2014

African Mining Sector Exploring Renewables - Johannesburg Summit Announced

The African mining industry will come together with the global renewable energy sector at the Renewables and Mining Summit this June 23-24 in Johannesburg at the Hilton Sandton. Built...

- January 16, 2014

Ontario renewable energy developers give upbeat (ish) outlook for 2014

In a year-end review and look ahead to 2014 a group of active renewable energy developers share their views on project outlook in Ontario – the future of FIT, the LRP, LTEP and Community...

- August 19, 2013

Who will pay for wind storage?

Who will pay for wind storage? How will storage be procured? How will storage change the wind business model in Canada? What are the current operational experiences of storage for wind?...

Adrienne Baker,

Adrienne Baker,

Adrienne is a director at Energy and Mines part of Canadian Clean Energy Conferences. With degrees from McGill and Concordia, Adrienne Baker spent seven years in financial journalism reporting for and editing several publications including...

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