Mining powered by solar?

A change to the diesel fuel rebate has miners in a spin, but it could drive a second boom for solar PV.

Over the past few weeks there have been rumours that the government intends to cut or remove the exemption from diesel fuel excise that agricultural and mining businesses currently receive for use of diesel in off-road applications. The rumours have been sufficiently credible for the Minerals Council of Australia to run full-page advertisements in Australian newspapers arguing against removal of the exemption.

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