Despite being the world’s biggest carbon polluter, China is also the largest producer of most of the world’s critical minerals for the green revolution. Today’s infographic…illustrates where the extraction and processing of key metals for the green revolution take place.
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Renewable sources of energy are expected to replace fossil fuels over the coming decades, and this large-scale transition will have a downstream effect on the demand of raw materials. More green energy means more wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries needed, and more clean energy metals necessary to build these technologies.
…In the race to secure raw materials needed for the green revolution, new world powers could emerge as demand for clean energy metals grows. For now, China has the lead.
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