Facts and Figures
Life Cycle thinking
It is worth noting that the energy required during the production phase of copper's life cycle is often offset during the use phase. A vast majority-70 percent-of copper goes to electrical end-use applications because it is the most efficient nonprecious conductor of heat and electricity. Copper in electrical systems can deliver a lifetime savings of 100 to 7,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions and save users between $25,000 and $2.5 million in reduced energy costs [source].