The Energy transition requires a huge increase in mining of critical minerals
- Jul 2, 2021 3:24 pm GMT
When considering the sustainability of future low carbon energy sources, the focus tends to be on where the energy comes from. Renewable energy is seen as environmentally sustainable in that it is both low carbon and the resource unlimited; energy from the sun, wind and water will never run out. But, as with everything in life, nothing is perfect. All these energy sources require a variety of critical minerals for their manufacture. This means mining – a lot of mining. The issue is so important to the energy transition, the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently (May 2021) released a World Energy Outlook Special Report, “The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions.”
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