After years of inertia, the Critical Minerals space has seen a lot of activity lately. While the coronavirus pandemic has exposed significant supply chain vulnerabilities and critical mineral resource dependencies, recent studies have highlighted the mineral intensity of the global pursuit of a low carbon energy future.
This week’s developments in Washington — movement on a bipartisan infrastructure package and announcements of new EV goals and fuel efficiency standards — will only add fuel to the fire, as policymakers scramble to diversify Critical Mineral supply chains away from adversary nations like China.
In a new compilation of recent blog posts, ARPN is asking whether the White House’s recently released 100 Day-Supply Chain Report, which offers a combination of analysis and recommendations, combined with a — long overdue — sense of urgency, has the potential of bringing the Critical Mineral issue to “Critical Mass,” and influence true and meaningful mineral resource policy reforms.
Take a look at our commentary here: