U.S. DOE launches mine-to-clean energy initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) for its planned US$500 million program that will install clean energy projects on the sites of current or former mine lands across the country. Formally funded by the Biden administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the program is now seeking input on clean energy projects that “will help revitalize energy…

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Is industry technology finally gaining world attention?

By Donna Schmidt Mining technology has taken enormous steps forward, particularly over the last several years. Consider this, for example: how many mines had collision avoidance or proximity detection systems at the turn of the 21st century? How about refuge chambers, smart meters, or flexible ventilation systems? If that doesn’t put the speed of our technological evolution into perspective, I…

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