ENERGY TRANSITION: US too import-dependent to meet net-zero goals, think tank exec says

The shrinking metals and minerals processing industry in the United States is not up to the job required for the decarbonized transition of the country’s energy infrastructure, according to a senior fellow at New York-based think tank Manhattan Institute.

Speaking during a hearing of the US Senate committee on energy and natural resources, Mark Mills said that decades of bipartisan proposals reaching back to the Strategic Materials Act of 1939 have identified that the primary means for decreasing import dependencies is to increase domestic mining.

“If we are to have a path to net-zero energy production, that path passes directly through the critical infrastructure of...


Andrea Hotter

June 25, 2021

01:34 GMT

New York