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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

All clean energy paths lead to mining

World Bank sees 500% battery metals growth on current path Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – May 13, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:35pm

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World Bank estimates all pathways to a low-carbon future lead to the need to mine some combination of more than 3 billion tons of metals and minerals by 2050.

The World Bank Group estimates that more than 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy the wind, solar and geothermal power, as well as energy storage, required to meet carbon reduction goals to achieve the 2 degree Celsius temperature increase limit outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The global adoption of renewable energies could power a 500% increase in the annual pr...

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