ClearPath’s Rich Powell writes in The Washington Examiner that we can avoid Taliban-controlled critical mineral supply chains with American innovation.
- The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan means that they now control the nation’s massive supply of rare earth minerals, which could be worth up to $1 trillion.
- While China has traditionally controlled the rare earth mineral supply chain, America can make positive strides through American innovation.
- American companies such as Lilac Solutions and Form Energy are making breakthrough innovations in the clean energy and energy storage space.
- Through American innovation we can improve the health of our environment and economy.
“Sure, we need lithium-ion batteries in our everyday lives. But we cannot solely rely on them to support the grid. The solution here is a deeply American one: innovate our way to affordable new technology that can be exported around the world, helping both our economy and the environment.”
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