Lithium, rare earth production could provide jobs for coal miners, US energy secretary says

By William Clarke
Published: Wednesday, 10 March 2021

The United States’ transition to new energy will require increased domestic mineral production, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Tuesday March 9.

"Many parts of the country are sitting on top of the materials that we need to produce battery technologies," Granholm said during a webinar hosted by renewable advocacy group Securing America’s Future Energy.

Granholm said that there would be "huge demand" for sustainable mineral supply chains in the US, both...

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