Decarbonization ambitions ignite debate over mining, permitting

‘To decarbonize our economy is causing a demand increase in minerals that really is staggering,’ one industry expert said

By: - June 4, 2023 6:30 am

Two loons swim with their chick on Clear Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Photo by Max Nesterak/Minnesota Reformer).

The decarbonized, electrified future envisioned by the Biden administration, state governments, automakers, utility companies and corporate sustainability goals depends to a huge degree on minerals and metals.

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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert Zullo is the Capital-Star's Energy Transition Reporter. He is the former editor of our sibling site, the Virginia Mercury. Readers may follow him on Twitter @rczullo.