Sustainability


Copper Drives Electric Vehicles and Supporting Infrastructure

National Drive Electric week started on September 8, as a nationwide celebration of plug-in vehicles and their benefits. In recognition of the week, here’s a snapshot of how copper is driving the EV evolution. Copper ranks as an important conductor of electricity and has excellent...

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Five Common Misconceptions about Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) have made enormous progress in the last decade as more companies are joining the EV market and working to create practical, long-range electric vehicles. Tesla, Nissan, BMW, Ford, Chevy, Kia and Volkswagen continue to increase their electric vehicle production. Copper plays a...

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Copper Plays a Critical Role in the Future of the Grid

As Washington D.C. debates the modernization of our energy infrastructure, Americans across the nation are far less divided. It doesn’t make a difference to the construction and maintenance workers if they’re building a wind turbine or an oil pipeline – they’re more concerned that they...

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Copper Plays a Critical Role in the Future of the Grid

Where Are All the New Electricians?

America is facing a shortage of trade professionals, including electricians. According to a poll conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, only 3 percent of surveyed 18 to 25 year olds who have decided on a career path said they would pursue a career...

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3 Tips to Protect Your Home from an Electrical Surge

Sunshine, beach days and cookouts define summertime for many individuals. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most likely seasons for a power surge to enter a home, frying delicate circuits in televisions, computers, security systems and other expensive electronics. While it’s impossible to predict...

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3 Tips to Protect Your Home from an Electrical Surge

Why the Copper Industry is Uniting Against Climate Change

By Hans De Keulenaer, director of energy and electricity for the European Copper Institute (ECI) As the global community continues to realize the very real and dire consequences of climate change, more and more people are realizing that we as individuals need to make positive...

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Why the Copper Industry is Uniting Against Climate Change

Four Renewable Energy Projections to Celebrate This Earth Day

Earth day is a global environmental movement dedicated to strengthening sustainable practices and combatting climate change. Since its creation in 1970, billions of people have embraced April 22 as a way to project environmental issues onto the world stage. This Earth Day, many people worldwide...

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