The EV Battery Supply Chain Paradox

Mar 11, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: The EV Battery Supply Chain Paradox, Mar 11, 2023

Electrifying our transportation system and expanding the role of EV batteries to reduce GHG emissions requires increased mining and processing of critical minerals, putting traditional environmental concerns between a rock and a hard place. The recent bipartisan infrastructure law includes domestic production requirements for the EV tax credit, which could be impossible to achieve in the current landscape. Moreover, relying on imports of critical minerals from countries with questionable environmental and labor practices would undermine responsible actors. Can new domestic mining techniques break through the impasse? This expert panel will drill deep to separate the diamond from the rough for a productive path forward.

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Juliet Akamboe

Colorado School of Mines

Tanya Das

Bipartisan Policy Center

Chris Doornbos

E3 Lithium

Kelly Fleming

Institute For Transportation Decarbonization

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