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
Lithium Ion Batteries
Photo: A Tesla battery pack is displayed during a media tour (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) The race is on to produce more lithium in the United States. The U.S. will need far more lithium to achieve its clean energy goals — and the industry that mines, extracts and processes the chemical element is poised to
The Biden White House has issued directives addressing “the threat posed by the military-industrial complex of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).” Its national security team lists China as the nation’s top international challenger. In response to the Communist nation’s “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity,” the Biden administration is imposing a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics in Beijing next year.