by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Junkscience.com Founder
As Appearing on RealClearEnergy.com
Joe Biden’s climate agenda involves replacing the coal and gas plants powering our electrical grid with wind and solar farms. He also wants to replace gasoline-powered cars, buses and trucks with electric vehicles.
A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), “The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions,” lays out the national security implications of this plan.
The technologies involved in wind and solar power and electric vehicles are much more reliant than their conventional alternatives on metals and minerals including copper, lithium, nickel, manganese, cobalt, graphite chromium, molybdenum, zinc, rare-earths and silicon.