Mining operations still rely heavily on fossil fuels despite increasing their use of electricity
Fossil fuels vs electricity as a proportion of total energy consumption 2016-21, %*
Bar chart showing how mining operations are dominated by fossil fuels vs electricity
Based on an analysis of GlobalData's data on 122 mining companies.
*Data includes reported figures for non-renewable electricity. Other fuels were reported using different units (e.g. some companies' use of diesel fuel). These have been omitted from this analysis. Some companies only reported miscellaneous fossil fuels or non-renewable 'fuels', which may contain multiple fuel types. These have been aggregated with reported fuel sources for clarity.