Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy

Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy

A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about solar power. But the construction of photovoltaic panels actually requires a wide range of metals and minerals to build. Nineteen, to be exact, including silica, indium, silver, selenium and lead. Most can be found or produced in Canada.

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