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 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
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Canada, EU forge critical minerals alliance

Canada and the European Union have forged a new strategic partnership to help secure the supply chains for minerals and metals critical to the global transition to a low-carbon and digitized... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 
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White House wants new critical mining, laws

The Biden administration sees domestic mining as an important segment at the front end of the critical supply chains it endeavors to strengthen, as long as the mining is carried out at the... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
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Canada publishes critical minerals catalog

Canada thinks about critical minerals differently than the United States and European Union. While its Western counterparts have put together shopping lists of the critical raw materials that are... — Updated 6/4/2021 Full story

 
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IEA urges swift critical minerals action

Policymakers must take swift and decisive action to ensure that the minerals critical to the global transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles are not the bottleneck that prevents... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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$174 billion EV plan lacks critical minerals fix

From $15 billion to bolster clean energy research to incentives aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles, the Biden administration's proposed $174 billion investment in the United... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
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Alaska Sen introduces critical mineral bill

Seeking to bolster America's critical mineral supply chain, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation that tackles the notoriously long permitting process in the United States.... — Updated 4/27/2021 Full story

 
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US lawmakers push for REE cooperative

Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Congressman David McKinley, R- West Virginia, along with 12 other U.S. lawmakers, are urging the Biden administration to develop domestic metallurgical... — Updated 4/27/2021 Full story

 
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Addressing battery metal recycling risks

Answering the Biden administration's call for industry input on the risks to battery supply chains in the United States, American Battery Metals Corp. said accelerating lithium-ion battery... — Updated 4/20/2021 Full story

 
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Texas Reps reintroduce RARE minerals act

A pair of Texas congressmen, Republican Lance Gooden and Democrat Vicente Gonzalez have introduced the Reclaiming American Rare Earths Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing America's... — Updated 4/20/2021 Full story

 
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Experts urge swift UK tech metals strategy

Critical materials experts from the University of Birmingham are urging the United Kingdom to take quick action to ensure Britain has a stable supply of technology-critical metals essential for... — Updated 4/12/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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$30M for home supply of critical minerals

The U.S. Department of Energy March 18 announced $30 million in funding to support scientific research of domestic supplies of the critical minerals and metals needed to produce clean energy... — Updated 3/23/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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Ontario future critical mineral world hub

With the current global shift toward sustainability, organizations, cities, and even countries are priming themselves to embrace the change. In particular, Canada's Ontario has unveiled plans to... — Updated 3/11/2021 Full story

 
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EU assembles critical minerals alliance

Understanding that diverse and reliable supplies of critical minerals and metals are vital to the renewable energy, electric vehicles, and high-tech sectors, the European Union has set in motion a... — Updated 3/9/2021 Full story

 
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Biden tackles critical metal supply chains

The American clean energy revolution envisioned by the Biden administration is going to require a massive supply chain upgrade – from the mines feeding rare earths, battery metals and other... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

 
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US critical mineral import reliance steady

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50% of its supply of 28 out of the 35 minerals, metals and groups of elements deemed critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and... — Updated 2/4/2021 Full story

 
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High priority Alaska graphite project

With graphite being a vital ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries storing clean but intermittent wind and solar energy, as well as powering the burgeoning electric vehicle sector, the U.S.... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 
US Pentagon Department of Defense critical minerals policy

Strategic metals firepower for Pentagon

The $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 passed by Congress last week instructs the Pentagon to secure domestic and allied sources of strategic minerals and... — Updated 12/15/2020 Full story

 
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Trump declares critical mineral emergency

President Donald Trump has declared America's heavy reliance on adversarial nations for critical minerals a national emergency that threatens the security, foreign policy, and economy of the Unite... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 
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Green energy minerals top EU action plan

The European Union is taking action to ensure it has the critical minerals and metals needed for the coming "transition towards a green and digital economy" over the coming decades. "A secure and... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
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Reclaiming critical mineral independence

Recycling metals from spent lithium-ion batteries and rare earths from outmoded computers play a vital role in the United States reclaiming its critical mineral independence, according to... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 
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New Battery Deal idea floated to Congress

In addition to dealing a major blow to the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on a chink in the United States' economic and security armor – an overreliance on foreign... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story

 
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House lawmakers tackle critical minerals

House Republicans have introduced legislation aimed at breaking the United States' dependence on foreign countries such as China for the minerals and metals critical to high-tech, renewable... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Some critical minerals are more critical

When it comes to criticality, not all critical minerals are equal. To sort out the hierarchy of these mined materials, the United States Geological Survey has developed a powerful new tool that... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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USGS report informs critical mineral policy

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50 percent of its supply of 31 minerals considered critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and national security, including 100 per... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Energy legislation stalls in US Senate

The American Energy Innovations Act, legislation hailed as Congress' best chance to modernize the nation's energy policies in more than 12 years, bogged down in the U.S. Senate in early March afte... — Updated 6/26/2020 Full story

 

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