IEA data highlights China's key role in making photovoltaic wafers, cells and modules for solar panels, plus blades, towers and nacelles (turbine units) for wind-power generation
Ottawa has told 3 Chinese firms to sell investments in Canadian companies focused on critical minerals – on grounds of national security
Japanese PM Fumio Kishida said the two nations had been working to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific under "an increasingly severe strategic environment"
A US-led group met with African nations recently to bolster supply chains needed for the clean energy transition in a bid to "challenge Chinese dominance" in critical minerals
The climate law passed by the US aims to localize the manufacturing of EVs but "adds a steep requirement aimed at weeding out 'foreign entities of concern' from supply chains", it says.
Rare earth mines surged from a small number to "more than 2,700 mining collection pools at almost 300 separate locations over an area the size of Singapore," Global Witness reported.
US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she was worried that a future conflict could undermine access to natural resources in the way that the Russia-Ukraine war has hit oil and gas
Gotion said it would build total battery production capacity of 300 gigawatt hours (GWh) over three years against the 16 GWh it produced in 2021. It plans to have a third of that output overseas
Tianqi's listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange could become the bourse's biggest initial public offering this year
The fresh deposits raise China's reserves to more than 2 million tonnes, which is almost on a par with uranium-rich Australia
Relying only on domestic or Canadian sources, the Department of Defense said, "unnecessarily constrains" the DPA programme's ability to "ensure a robust industrial base."
Talks with the US government to build a heavy rare earths plant in Texas have dragged on for four years but the group's CEO hopes a contract can be signed later this year.