Tag: metal shortage

Race to Net Zero: The Pressures of the Battery Boom in Five Charts

Total demand for battery metals is forecast to jump by 50% this year to 4.8 million metric tons, and race to over 17.5 million tons by the end of the decade. Demand for lithium is set to grow the fastest, surging more than sevenfold between 2021 and 2030. The key question is whether there is sufficient supply to meet booming demand. Battery metals markets are expected to be tight in 2022 as rising demand coincides with inflationary pressures and supply chain constraints.

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Taking a Hit: Indian renewables sector grapples with global supply disruptions and price uncertainties

The global supply chain disruptions, which were triggered by the pande­mic, have now es­calated owing to the Ru­ssia-Ukraine conflict and threaten to derail the progress of the sector. The pri­ces of es­sential raw materials such as pol­ys­ilicon, st­eel, copper and aluminium have in­crea­sed due to the supply shortage. Will these disruptions slow down India’s energy transition? Or will these be short-term hiccups and the country’s renewable energy sector come out unaffected throu­gh this storm?

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Metals for Europe’s Clean Energy Transition: Report

In the wake of supply disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe’s lack of resilience for its growing metals needs has become a strategic concern. This study evaluates how Europe can fulfil its goal of “achieving resource security” and “reducing strategic dependencies” for its energy transition metals, through a demand, supply, and sustainability assessment of the EU Green Deal and its resource needs.

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