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Don’t Let China Control Our Energy Future

Chris Barnard writes in National Review that we can’t let China control our energy future.

The C3 Take
  • As governments and companies across the world invest in the energy transition, the United States and its allies must be wary of China.
  • China controls the majority of production of the rare earth minerals that are needed to create batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, and fighter jets.
  • To prevent Chinese control of our energy future the United States must reduce regulations to allow for domestic mining and mineral production.

“It’s clear that we must decouple from China if we are to avoid a situation similar to the one unfolding in Europe. This means being serious about investing in clean-energy innovation here in the United States and about creating a regulatory environment that stimulates investment, rather than scares it off.”

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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