Ensuring Critical Minerals Do Not Hinder Clean Energy Transitions

  • The global energy system’s transition to clean energy is dependent on minerals such as copper, cobalt, nickel and other rare earth metals.
  • This in turn could significantly drive up a shortage of critical minerals, thus thwarting smooth energy transitions. 
  • It’s crucial to safeguard and prevent over-exploitation of these minerals to avoid bottlenecks in the transition to clean energy. 
  • Diverse and innovative supply sources, with a strong emphasis on recycling, supply chain resilience and sustainability will be crucial to a clean energy future, according to the IEA’s report, titled The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions. 

Click to read more: https://www.iea.org/commentaries/how-to-make-sure-critical-minerals-are-an-enabler-not-a-bottleneck-for-clean-energy-transitions