publication . Article . 2014

A quantitative method for selecting renewable energy projects in the mining industry based on sustainability

Mostert, M.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2014
  • Publisher: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Mining companies sponsor a range of non-core, corporate social responsibility projects to adhere to social and labour plans and environmental management prerequisites that form part of a mining licence application. Some companies go above and beyond such projects, sponsoring initiatives that generate renewable energy through solar power, wind energy, natural gas, etc. The challenge for these companies is to choose between a variety of projects to ensure maximum value, especially in times when the economic climate might be less favourable for such projects. The focus of this research was to analyse the concept of sustainability as it exists today, and to apply th...
free text keywords: renewable energy, sustainability, project evaluation, triple bottom line
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