Investment in critical minerals needed to accelerate the roll out of electric cars and renewables on a global scale is currently falling “well short” of what is required, according to a new report. Large-scale deployment of low-carbon technologies such as electric cars, wind turbines and solar panels will be key for tackling the climate crisis, experts say. But the production of these technologies typically rely on a small number of critical minerals, including copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt and rare-earth elements.
Independent 5th May 2021 read more »
At least 30 times as much lithium, nickel and other key minerals may be required by the electric car industry by 2040 to meet global climate targets, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). These metals are among a handful that are considered vital in the manufacture of solar panels, wind turbines and other clean energy technologies.
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