Responsible sourcing of critical minerals in focus as energy transition drives up demand

MINING WEEKLY | The accelerating pace and scale of the global clean-energy transition is poised to dramatically increase demand for critical energy minerals and metals, from aluminium to zirconium, with implications not only for the resources sector, but for geopolitics.

The future energy system will be far more minerals- and metals-intensive, Colorado School of Mines public policy professor and Payne Institute director Dr Morgan Brazilian explained this week during a webinar hosted jointly by the US State Department and the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).

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