BC’s Transition into a Lower-Carbon Economy

BC’s Transition into a Lower-Carbon Economy

Vancouver is starting this year off with an intended change for a greener planet. A conference called Resources for Future Generations (RFG 2018) will take place from June 16th to the 21st. This international conference is the first of its kind dedicated to the availability of resources needed to sustain future generations. The focus of the conference will be on energy, minerals, water, the Earth, resources and society. It will be hosted by the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC), and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC).
 
The intent of this conference is to have an open discussion about the extraction of BC’s natural resources and how to do so responsibly. Followed by the conversation of which technological advances in alternative clean energy require metals and minerals from BC. To maintain the production of wind turbines, solar panels, and high-density batteries it is essential for the conscientious extraction of such metals and minerals. For example, to build one wind turbine it demands over 100 tones of steelmaking coal and once the turbine is running it will remain self-sufficient. 
 
It is evident that the role of mining is changing to support the demand of clean energy. It is imperative that our mining corporations listen because it’s also inviting to the flourishing tech industry in Vancouver. If BC can provide the kind of clean metals and minerals that are in demand by these tech companies then we will see a roaring locally sustained economy. BC Mining has a major role to play in the future of clean energy and we are excited for it! 
 

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