Europe 'sleepwalking' on clean tech raw materials

Europe risks 'losing the sustainable raw materials race', unless it is 'more present' in securing base and rare materials, according to a European Commission official

Europe risks "losing the sustainable raw materials race", unless it is "more present" in securing base and rare materials, according to a European Commission official.

At a Brussels event, Peter Handley, the European Commission's head of resource efficiency, warned that Europe risks “losing the sustainable raw materials race”, unless it is “more present” in securing base and rare earth metals used in low carbon technologies.

The event marked the release of a new report commissioned by metals lobby Eurometaux, which asserted that climate neutrality will be “unavoidably more minerals intensive”.

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