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Minerals bottleneck threatens clean energy transition, says IEA

Minerals bottleneck threatens clean energy transition, says IEA

(ATF) The world faces a threat to its new energy needs from bottlenecks in the supply of critical minerals, a new International Energy Agency report concluded on Wednesday.Governments need to ensure the supply of materials needed for clean-energy technology if the world is to meet its climate goals, the agency …

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EVs to compete with petrol cars by 2030, says battery maker

EVs to compete with petrol cars by 2030, says battery maker

(ATF) China's push towards peak emissions in less than 10 years would allow electric vehicles (EV) to compete equally with standard petrol-powered cars by then, according to the head of a leading Chinese EV battery manufacturer."Economies of scale alone, coupled with innovation, will be sufficient to reach the parity line …

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Lithium’s frenzied rise could have a calming geopolitical effect

Lithium’s frenzied rise could have a calming geopolitical effect

(ATF) The price of lithium has risen almost 90% since the start of 2021, putting the metal on course to more than double in price by the end of the first quarter. A global commodity boom appears to be underway but even among in-demand metals lithium is seeing particularly keen …

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China salt lake project puts lithium production under spotlight

China salt lake project puts lithium production under spotlight

(ATF) Lithium supplies - essential for electric vehicle (EV) batteries - have received a boost with China's Ganfeng Lithium saying on March 8 that it would pay 1.47 billion yuan ($225 million) to take a 49% stake in a Qinghai salt lake, according to stock exchange filings.The move into the …

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Aussie lithium miners upbeat over China's electric vehicle boom

Aussie lithium miners upbeat over China's electric vehicle boom

(ATF) Beleaguered Australian lithium miners showed the first signs of optimism in nearly three years this week, boosted by a recovery in electric vehicle (EV) demand led by China.Record sales and an influx of customer inquiries suggest that the Australian sector – accounting for about half of the world's lithium …

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