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Sun-drenched mines look to the skies to cut fuel costs

They join chemical producers, steelmakers in seeking to replace traditional power sources with renewable energy

Hong Kong

THE DeGrussa copper and gold mine in Australia's sun-scorched outback is getting a solar farm, the latest example of the industry embracing clean energy.

The plant will replace about five million litres of diesel a year, a fifth of the mine's energy needs. Energy