ENERGY TRANSITION: Investment in expanding supply chains critical, US government official says
Much greater investment is needed to expand supply chains to secure critical minerals and expand manufacturing in key materials needed for the energy transition, according to the Acting Undersecretary for Science and Energy at the United States Department of Energy.
These investments must ensure sustainable production, refining, and recycling capacity domestically, while ensuring strong environmental and labor
standards, environmental justice and meaningful community consultation,
Kathleen Hogan told a Senate committee on energy and natural resources.
“When it comes to expanding supply chains, we think an even greater and broader investment is warranted, both in terms of the scale of investment appropriate to securing supply chains and expanding manufacturing in the battery and vehicles space, as well as in other sectors,” she said.