Critical energy minerals: the building blocks for renewable transformation

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Overview of critical minerals and Australia's capacity to mine and value-add.

As Australia, and the world, races to decarbonise our energy sources, the critical factor we need to be considering is the rare earth materials required for the manufacture of equipment like wind turbines and solar panels – and crucially, where these resources are located. Here, Professor Tina Soliman Hunter looks at the global reserves of critical minerals such as lithium, nickel, cobalt and more, and considers the impact this will have on Australia’s ability to decarbonise.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
No.November 2022
Specialist publicationEnergy Magazine
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • critical minerals
  • mining
  • renewable energy
  • copper
  • value-add
  • cobalt
  • Nickel


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