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 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.
This March 10 story shows General Motors, getting ready to make only electric cars which require less human labor than traditional cars. Part of that preparation involves seeking to buy out $2 billion worth of employee wages.