As the world rapidly builds renewable energy infrastructure and transportation networks, the critical minerals' sourcing, processing, and trading will have profound economic, environmental, and geopolitical implications. Ensuring the critical minerals’ supply meets ever-rising demand while navigating the mineral supply chain’s impacts on the environment and society is a daunting challenge.
This March 30 story details tension within the United States'
, swirling around whether and how the program should target resources to communities at greatest risk of damage from severe weather and energy poverty.
This March 31 report explains how new guidance about tax credits for American electric vehicle purchases looks too protectionist to some, too cozy with foreign suppliers to others, and too complex to drive by in a hurry.