Friday, January 30, 2009

'Green' energy will require lots of copper - Poulton

Mary Poulton, chair of the UA Dept. of Mining & Geological Engineering, was interviewed in the new issue of Issues Brief, put out by Resolution Copper. In answering a question about the current economic downturn and impacts on copper and other commodity prices, she said a "defining factor toward recovery in the commodities market is the move toward green technologies, many of which are copper-intensive. For example, the US economy is largely influenced by the state of housing and manufacturing. If we continue to innovate using green materials and energy-efficient technologies, we will necessarily see an increase in the need for copper..."

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