Energy productivity in the Australian mining sector has been adversely impacted in recent years by factors such as depressed prices (particularly for bulk commodities), increased energy cost per unit of production and increased energy intensity of production for base and precious metals due to declining ore grades. 

Initiatives to improve energy productivity in the Australian mining sector present an opportunity to enhance economic productivity and lock in long-term competitive advantage.

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Doubling energy productivity in mining

Our aspiration is to double energy productivity across the Australian economy. Collaborating with industry experts, we have developed a roadmap identifying the obstacles and opportunities on the path to doubling the energy productivity of the mining sector.