The U.S. Mines Racing to Break China’s Grip on Battery Supply Chains | WSJ

The U.S. is racing to secure its own lithium and nickel, which is used in battery production for products like EVs and other tech. Today, China produces more than 85% of the world’s batteries. So how is the U.S. pushing to mine battery metals needed for the energy transition and for national security?

WSJ takes an inside look at two projects that are seeking to change the mineral supply chain, the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine in Nevada and the Tamarack Mine in Minnesota.

0:00 U.S. mines
0:49 Supply chain stakes
2:06 Lithium Americas
3:15 Talon Metals
4:37 Challenges

News Explainers
Some days the high-speed news cycle can bring more questions than answers. WSJ’s news explainers break down the day’s biggest stories into bite-size pieces to help you make sense of the news.

What does it take to transform coal power plants into solar energy plants? Watch the dirty, explosive process at a Minnesota plant:

#EV #China #WSJ



Leave a Reply

Recent Posts