'Green' energy relies on copper, · 'Green' energy relies on copper-nickel mining The metals needed for electric cars, turbines and solar panels come from somewhere, and the process is not as clean as you think.List of mines in Indonesia, · This list of mines in Indonesia is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working, defunct and future mines in the country and is organised by the primary mineral output. For practical purposes stone, marble and other quarries may be included in this list. Mine Product(s) Coordinates Associated town Owner Dates Comments Ombilin Coal ...EV Predictions Show Strained Metal Supply, · One possibility is to keep mining the more plentiful laterites and convert the nickel product into nickel sulfate, as the Chinese are planning to do in Indonesia. Reuters reported on the $4 billion Chinese-led project to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals, that Indonesia hopes will attract electric-vehicle makers into the country, which is the second-largest car-maker in Southeast Asia.Nickel mining in Western Australia, · Nickel mining in Western Australia has been an industry that has had many fluctuations of fortune in its history. Large fluctuations in the world nickel price have seen mines close and reopen on several occasions. In 2004/05, the value of nickel production ($2.3nickel prices: Nickel prices likely to hit Rs 1,350 level, · Indonesia accounted for about 21.5 per cent of the global nickel exports in 2018 and it is a major supplier to the Chinese stainless steel industry. Hence, the recent widespread flooding in Sulawesi Island resulted in a loss of production from the country..