America’s clean energy transition demands A mining boom

FORBES | “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to the fact that our nation is heavily dependent on imports for a wide array of goods and technologies that are essential to our health, economy, and security. We need to reverse our damaging dependence on China and other nations and rebuild domestic supply chains for everything from personal protective equipment to clean energy technologies,” U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), sponsor of the American Mineral Security Act, July 27, 2020

In what should be America’s biggest “it’s time to wake up” moment for 2020: “DHS report: China hid coronavirus' severity in order to hoard medical supplies,” NBC News, May 4, 2020.

Specifically, this relates to the ongoing transition to a far less carbonized energy complex. As America stands today, we are unwisely laying the foundation for another huge energy problem: over relying on outsiders for the essential components of the energy world of tomorrow.

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