Full Title: Need Nickel? How Electrifying Transport and Chinese Investment are Playing Out in the Indonesian Archipelago
Author(s): Michelle Michot Foss, Jacob Koelsch
Publisher(s): Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
Publication Date: April 11, 2022
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The authors examine tensions in nickel supply and value chains within the context of broad aspirations to electrify transport. Through their case study, which focuses on China’s growing presence in Indonesian nickel extraction and processing, they contend that China is positioning itself as a gatekeeper to the energy transition — with vast implications for strategic planning in the United States.