As the effects of climate change grow more apparent, the need to focus on renewable energy is even more important.
Because copper is a highly efficient conduit, it is used in renewable energy systems to generate power from solar, hydro, thermal and wind energy across the world.
Copper helps reduce CO2 emissions and lowers the amount energy needed to produce electricity. In many renewable energy systems, there is 6 times more copper than in traditional systems.
Copper is one of the best renewable resources. It is one of the few materials that can be recycled over and over again without a loss in performance.
Renewable energy sources provide nearly one-quarter of the world’s power, and copper plays an important role in making it as efficient as possible with minimal impact on the environment.
Renewable Energy Resources
Antofagasta’s Copper Production Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy
ICA member, Antofagasta Minerals, is taking action to decarbonize its operations. The company has committed…
The International Copper Association Aids Implementation of China’s Dual Carbon Targets
In 2020, the Chinese government announced its “dual carbon” goals, which involve reaching peak carbon…
Infrastructure Reimagined: Industry and the Grid Fact Sheet
Industry and electricity generation are responsible for almost 40 percent of total global greenhouse gas…
Teck Recognizes the Sustainable Power of Copper
Copper producer Teck released a Climate Change Outlook Report outlining its commitment to reach net-zero…
ECI Position on the Amendment of the Renewable Energy Directive
ECI supports the EU’s climate ambitions for 2030 and 2050 and welcomes the proposed revision of the Renewable Energy......
Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future Report
Renewable Energy: A Sustainable Driver of the Copper Industry
An energy revolution is rolling out on a global scale. As the world economy is…
Scottish Government Supports Copper-Intensive Heat Batteries for Clean Energy in Buildings
Anglo American Spearheads the Development of Breakthrough Technology for Scalable Water conservation
ICA at Climate Week NYC 2017
A fundamental piece of our sustainable future is already powering nearly every aspect of our…
Aurubis Harnesses Industrial Waste Heat
Providing Heat To Urban Areas
Aurubis and enercity will be using industrial heat to power the Hamburg district of Hafencity East. This is…