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Biden order to boost mining may not have quick payoff

Photo: Nickel Ore President Joe Biden is turning to a Cold War-era law to boost production of lithium and other minerals used to power electric vehicles, but experts say the move by itself is unlikely to ensure the robust domestic mining Biden seeks as he promotes cleaner energy sources. Biden’s action, part of his efforts

Opinion

Opinion: Dark Clouds on the Horizon for Electric Vehicle Batteries – Inside Sources

The move to renewable energy sources and electrified transportation constitutes a megatrend, a global seismic shift in energy production, storage and consumption. But there are dark clouds forming, clouds reminiscent of another time. The United States has handed over the supply chain for this future to offshore suppliers of the critical materials used in the

Opinion

Opinion: How China’s Rare Earths Monopoly Controls Our Destiny

A world commodities rebalancing is underway, and China is in a position of dominance. Take lithium, where China is a major processor and battery manufacturer; cobalt, where China has dominated the supply chains; and rare earths, where China has an almost total monopoly. Taken together, these three commodities are key to the future of alternative

Energy

Biden’s Electric Vehicle Plans May Collide With Environmental Policies

Climate activists’ hopes to transition Americans to electric vehicles are on a collision course with their anti-mining and zero emissions agendas, according to a new report. President-elect Joe Biden made the adoption of elective vehicles (EVs) a key part of his climate policy. He’s pledged to “use the Federal government procurement system — which spends

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