Dirty Copper – The Dark Side of the Energy Transition

OneGate Media | 2022
1 x 45 min

An exciting research on copper – one of the most important raw materials for renewable energies. The energy transition has perhaps never been more important than it is today. Wind energy and solar power are crucial for our future. Perhaps the most important raw material for these key technologies is copper. For years, the price of copper has been rising to unprecedented heights. Mines and producers worldwide are making billions in profits. But where and under what circumstances is copper mined? What are the consequences of mining for the environment? A team from NDR comes across an ecological disaster.

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