Three caveats that will change our design culture

Michaux, Simon P. (2011) Three caveats that will change our design culture. AusIMM Bulletin, 2011 6: 66-71.

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Author Michaux, Simon P.
Title Three caveats that will change our design culture
Journal name AusIMM Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-6775
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2011
Issue 6
Start page 66
End page 71
Total pages 6
Place of publication Innaloo City, WA, Australia
Publisher RESolutions Publishing & Media
Collection year 2012
Language eng
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Sustainability in mining has been an objective for a few years now but what does it really mean? A culture of business as usual in maximising production targets has dominated mine ...

The article examines how mining culture will be forced to evolve again at a much more fundamental level. Over the past 30 years, the average grade of Australian ore bodies being mined has halved while the waste removed to access the minerals has more than doubled. The energy cost of mining represents approximately seven per cent of Australian energy consumption. In the past eight years Australian mines incurred a 70 per cent rise in energy use, and a 24 per cent decline in productivity over the same period. The cost of electricity in Australia is predicted to increase over the next few years for both domestic and industrial consumers. Most of the electricity used in Australia is generated using coal as a fuel. Understanding when global oil production may peak is relevant to heavy industries and related markets. The IEA is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization that was established in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, in the framework of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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