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World Bank: Clean energy creating demand for mining

In a new report by the World Bank, clean energy technology is driving demand for mining of minerals.

For instance:

In the last 5,000 years, about 550 million tons of copper have been produced. The world will need about that same amount of copper in the next 25 years to meet global demand for the world’s clean-energy transition.

Minnesota and North Dakota mining, including extraction of rare earth elements from lignite, will be crucial to meet global demand.


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