Rio Tinto has installed the world's first wind turbines designed to work in extremely cold weather conditions at its $5.2 billion Diavik diamond mine operation in northern Canada.

With frozen roads closed to diesel fuel deliveries for up to ten months of the year, the mining giant strategically invested some $30 million into wind energy in order to provide year-round energy to the site.

Other mining companies are catching on to the benefits renewable energy can bring to their ability to many of their operations in challenging locations.

Proof that renewable energy really does have major benefits over fossil fuels.