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The highly charged geopolitics of lithium

An aerial view of the Wanxiang Innovative Energy City under construction in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, 3 January 2023. It will have an annual output of 24GWh new energy lithium battery cell capacity (Image: CFOTO/Sipa USA via Reuters).

Author: Marina Yue Zhang, UTS Clean energy technologies are essential to achieve the decarbonisation targets set in the Paris Agreement. Critical minerals — including lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite, copper and rare earth elements — are vital to produce clean energy…