Davis paper on rare earth minerals profiled

Amid the escalating transition to green energy, recent research has shown that the amount of minerals required for the shift to renewables is significant, but falls well within the amount of reserves available.  AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is co-author on a recent study which found that current reserves of minerals like aluminum, copper, manganese, silver and more should support building enough wind and solar power to meet climate targets.  What’s more, the mining from those operations would not have an outsized impact on global warming, but much still must be done to ensure that mining is safe for ecosystems.  Read the article

Thursday, February 2, 2023