Daniel F. Runde writes in The Hill on mining for the energy transition.
- To transition to a fully renewable grid, demand for cobalt and lithium will increase by 500 and 900 percent, respectively.
- China controls a majority of the global rare earth mineral market, which could threaten future energy security for the U.S. and our allies.
- America should develop a more reliable supply chain of rare earth minerals by easing regulatory barriers for domestic mining and processing and engaging in trade partnerships with allies and developing nations.
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