Mining firms must go green, says Energy Deputy Minister

Mining firms must go green says Energy Deputy Minister

The Energy Deputy Minister, Herbert Krapa, has urged mining companies to adopt and use clean energy in their operations.

He made this appeal at the Mining and Energy Summit and Exhibition, which had the theme; “Harnessing Mining and Energy Potential for Sustainable National Development”.

He said the mining industry must play its part in cutting down global greenhouse gas emissions and achieving de-carbonization, energy access, and energy efficiency.

He also asked the industry stakeholders to work with the government to reduce any emissions that resulted from the generation of energy.

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Leveraging natural resources The deputy minister said the country had to leverage its natural resources for development in an environmentally friendly way.

He said the country had to find ways to power the mining industry sustainably while fulfilling its international obligations on clean energy.

He added that the government was increasing the national energy mix to include more renewable sources.

He said the government was determined to reach its 10 percent renewables goal by 2030.

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