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Alternative battery technologies lessen US dependence on critical minerals

Christine Harbin writes in The Hill about the need to invest in alternative battery technologies.

The C3 Take
  • Even as Congress and the Biden administration have dedicated money and resources to boosting battery production, one thing that is getting in the way of progress is the government’s favoritism toward lithium ion batteries.
  • While certainly important, the fact is that the United States does not have enough lithium within its borders to support a clean energy future.
  • The U.S. should instead begin to invest in alternative battery technologies to diversify our supply of clean and reliable power.

“If the U.S. wants to safely transition to clean energy without being dependent on China and other geopolitical adversaries, then it should seek ways to innovate its way out of this dilemma by expanding domestic production and recycling capabilities.”

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