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The Energy Transition: Some thoughts for explorers, miners and moneyers

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Future, Mining, PhD, Strategy

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Last November, I was honoured to present at the Mines and Money Conference in London. I presented the results of a scenario planning workshop earlier in the year that looked at the role of the minerals industry in the energy transition to renewable sources, which has synced nicely with some previous research on critical metals. The presentation was entitled "The…
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Which battery metals will be the winners in the energy transition?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, PhD, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Last August, my colleague Josh Wright of Rowton Ltd., presented some research conducted with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) and myself, at the Argus Media China Metals Week Conference in Beijing, China. The presentation was entitled "Which battery metals will be the winners in the energy transition?" and is available on Slideshare: https://www.slideshare.net/JohnSykes/battery-metals-the-energy-transition-wright-et-al-sep-2016-greenfields-research-rowton-ltd-centre-for-exploration-targeting-the-university-of-western-australia   The key points of…
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Mining 2017 – ‘The Ghosts of Politics Yet to Come’

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Management, Media, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Strategy

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This week Allan Trench (University of Western Australia – UWA) and I complete our Dickensian trilogy on mining and politics in the Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewPremium.net. This week we are visited by the ‘ghosts of politics yet to come’, with some help from Dicken's characters: Scrooge, Fezziwig, Marley and Cratchit. The characters shape four different scenarios for how the…
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Mining 2017 – ’The ghosts of politics present’

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications

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This week Allan Trench (University of Western Australia – UWA) and I continue our Dickensian tale of mining and politics in the Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewPremium.net. This week we consider the 'ghosts of politics present', most notably Donald Trump, but also the likes of Bernie Sanders, Nigel Farage, Jeremy Corbyn, Pauline Hanson and even Bill Shorten, and what they…
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Mining 2017 – ’The ghosts of politics past’

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications

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Allan Trench (University of Western Australia - UWA) and I start the Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewPremium.net this year, with the first in a three-part Dickensian inspired piece on mining and politics, that looks to explain the political ructions of 2016 and what they mean for the future of the mining sector. The work is inspired by and drawn from…
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