Mining

Pentagon looks to AI to predict prices of critical minerals

The Pentagon has unveiled plans to develop a new AI-driven programme, known as the ‘Open Price Exploration for National Security’…

Slow EV sales are proving problematic for Australia’s lithium miners

Lithium – a battery mineral essential to the clean energy transition – experienced a price plummet of 80% in 2023,…

The water crisis threatens the energy transition – CDP

Companies involved in the global energy transition are highly exposed to water security risks and are already seeing some of…

Signal: “worst environmental disaster” in metal mining was not an accident

Mexico’s Environment Minister Maria Luisa Albores said on 12 October that the toxic oil spill of August 2014 – “the…

Argentina’s copper export plans opposed by environmentalists

In August, Argentina’s presidential primary elections gave the lead to far-right and libertarian candidate Javier Milei, who wants to install…

Signal: half a million coal miners will lose jobs by 2035

A new report by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) warns that 414,200 coal mining jobs will be lost by 2035, as…

Russia-Ukraine war risks hampering transition to global low-carbon economy

Russia’s invasion and continued occupation of Ukraine could disrupt efforts to transition the world to a low-carbon economy due to…

Why the world finds itself in a Greenland ‘gold rush’

Ice loss from Greenland hit a new record this year. The latest report from the European Space Agency shows that…

Critical minerals: why there is no such thing as a just transition (yet)

With the move away from fossil fuels and towards green energy technologies comes a growing dependence on the critical minerals…

Energy Monitor’s Critical Mineral Tracker

In order to move to a net-zero future, we need critical minerals. Copper, lithium, manganese and nickel are just a…