Energy Transition: Raw Material Demand Grows – More Mining Needed
Studies show: There are enough critical minerals worldwide for the energy transition - but they must be made accessible and processed for industry. However, new mining projects take many years to implement and often fail due to resistance from the population because of environmental concerns.
ANALYSES, BACKGROUND, INTERVIEWS
China: Robots Will Do the Job
China wants to meet technological and demographic challenges through the increased use of robots. This is also likely to increase the demand for rare earths.
Energy Transition: “Metals Will Replace Coal, Oil and Gas”.
In view of its climate protection targets, Europe must reduce its dependence on raw materials and produce more metals itself, a research team demands. A different policy is also needed.
Bitcoin: Effects of the Chinese Mining Ban
China has banned trading in cryptocurrencies. The energy intensive mining could therefore become more environmentally friendly in the future. In this interview, cryptocurrency expert Susanne Fromm talks about the further effects.
Analysts: Commodities an Increasingly Popular Investment
The COVID-19 crisis and the inflation rate are driving up prices and demand. Financial analysts explain the reasons
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