Copper is key to rolling out climate tech—but supply may not keep up

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian contributed to this article about how the electrification of everything is copper’s time to shine, but soon the metal could become harder to find.  Copper is a standout electrical conductor—only silver allows electricity to flow more easily. While it is commonly used today in electrical wiring, renewable energy sources and EVs will require much more copper than their fossil-fuel-powered predecessors. Global demand for the metal could nearly double by 2035, from ~25 million metric tons to ~50 million MT, according to a July report from S&P Global.  August 19, 2022.