Why China’s rare earths control isn’t going away, Opinion News & Top Stories

A profound potential weakness lies in the shift from fossil fuels to renewables, one that could see geopolitics stymie its success: the control of rare earths.

Rare earths are vital for the clean energy transition. They are needed for everything from wind turbines to electric vehicles, and in large amounts – according to experts, a typical electric car needs six times the mineral inputs of a conventional car.

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