Atlantic Council – Preparing the United States for a Mineral-Intensive Future

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Wednesday, February 16, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST for a virtual conversation on the mineral supply challenge facing the United States as it intensifies its climate ambition.

From electric vehicles to wind turbines to grid modernization, the United States’ deployment of clean energy technology in pursuit of net-zero depends on underdeveloped critical mineral supply chains. The United States remains heavily import-reliant in nearly all clean technology metals, and the geopolitical implications are profound. Dramatic concentration in mineral supply chains render them vulnerable to disruption, which could threaten the United States’ goals for clean energy leadership in the wake of COP26. It is imperative that the United States assess the new geopolitical paradigm of energy security in a net-zero world. But for that to happen, the sheer magnitude of the United States’ mineral challenge must first be understood.


Feb 16 2022


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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