BHP commits to net zero emissions by 2050

The mining company is also set to power its coal, copper and nickel mines with renewable energy and trial EV technology

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Mining company BHP has pledged to achieve net zero operational emissions by 2050 and set new climate-based targets.

The company has committed to reducing its operational emissions by 30% by 2030 from last year’s levels. Additionally, it has signed an agreement to meet half the electricity needs of its coal mines using renewable sources such as solar and wind.

It will also develop new wind and solar farms, expected to be completed in 2022 and 2023.

Its Nickel refinery and copper mines in Chile will become powered by entirely renewable sources by the mid-2020s and has signed a deal with Toyota Australia to trail electric vehicles (EVs) at its mines.