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Gold Mines Required to Reach Climate Target

To control emissions in mines, gold miners are required to use renewable electricity instead of the current energy sources to meet the Paris Agreement’s requirements. The mandatory reduction in industry’s emissions should happen by 2050 to adapt to the Paris climate contract. John Mulligan, WGC climate change director, said decarbonization should be addressed in mines. Omitting 45% of electric grid and fossil fuels and replacing with renewable energy resources, the industry would stand at 1.5-degree Celsius (2.7-degree Fahrenheit) target. According to the WGC’s report, using coal power constantly would potentially hinder achieving the goal, however. Report’s data from 158 gold mines, representing nearly 55% of the world’s large-scale gold producing companies, doesn’t include info about China. Samira H.
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By Samira Hassanzadeh on October 19, 2021

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