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New Report Highlights Need for Clean Energy Transition That Doesn't Rely on Dirty Mining

New Report Highlights Need for Clean Energy Transition That Doesn't Rely on Dirty Mining

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

A new study highlights the importance of ensuring that the global transition to 100 percent clean power—which scientists say is necessary to avert climate catastrophe—doesn't rely on dirty mining for metals used in renewable energy and storage technologies.

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The not-so-free free market, that operates and largely controls markets will not create a clean energy economy.
A market constructed by, and fully accountable to the people, that insists that industrial/mining processes cease to be toxic to people and the planet is awaiting birth.
Progressive politics must include the strategies to move swiftly in this direction without the lies that have become tradition.

A new study highlights the importance of ensuring that the global transition to 100 percent clean power—which scientists say is necessary to avert climate catastrophe—doesn’t rely on dirty mining for metals used in renewable energy and storage technologies.

The 100% clean power they were talking about in that report was a “zero carbon energy system”. That is not the same as 100% renewable, and they specifically avoided saying 100% renewable. Not all renewable energy is low carbon. Not all low carbon energy is renewable.