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These 3 ASX companies are leading the way to net zero emissions

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The Risks to Australia of a 3°C Warmer World report from the Australian Academy of Science found reaching net zero emissions by 2050 is crucial to avoiding massive challenges to Australia’s way of life.

It states that even if Australia becomes carbon neutral, the globe will probably reach average global surface temperatures of 3oC more than the pre-industrial period. Additionally, it is believed that this will occur by 2100. It’s crucial that ASX listed companies aim for net-zero emissions and get onboard the carbon revolution. This commitment will help avoid massive challenges for Australia’s cities. Additionally, it would help protect the environment and industries, as well as our food and health systems.

The report was also optimistic that Australia can well and truly rise to meet this challenge. We have a skilled workforce, robust industries and tonnes of renewable energy resources.

We’ve had a look around for ASX listed environmentally friendly companies with aims to be carbon neutral.

Here are 3 companies proving it’s possible to reach net-zero emissions

Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd (ASX: VUL)

Vulcan Energy is working towards becoming the world’s first zero-carbon lithium producer for electric vehicle batteries. It plans on doing so by using geothermal energy to drive lithium production. In this process, there is no need for evaporation, mining or fossil fuels.

Vulcan has a brine lithium resource, located in Germany. The company says it has enough lithium to power Europe’s lithium needs for years to come.

Mercury NZ Ltd (ASX: MCY)

Mercury is a New Zealand energy provider leading the way in renewable power. It generates electricity from hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal methods. It also provides customers with natural gas.

The company has committed to converting its entire vehicle fleet to electric powered vehicles. So far, its converted more than 69% of its fleet.

Mercury has submitted its information to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). Additionally, it has received an A- for its climate-friendly initiatives. This puts them in the top 5 companies in New Zealand.

Australian Mines Ltd (ASX: AUZ)

Australian Mines’ proposed Sconi Project, to be located in Queensland, is set to mine cobalt and nickel sulphate. It aims to supply its minerals for the electric vehicle market. It is to mine and process ore into battery precursor material on site, thus making it a low-cost operation.

Australian Mines was the first mineral resources company in Australia to be certified carbon neutral. The company employs energy-saving initiatives alongside offsetting any unavoidable emissions.

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