The Inflation Reduction Act Is the Start of Reclaiming Critical Mineral Chains
Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian and Gregory Brew write about how green technologies depend on the supply of a few key resources. But one important component of the the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has been largely overlooked. Built within the IRA is a commitment to increasing the domestic U.S. supply of critical minerals—lithium, nickel, manganese, and graphite, among others—to provide the materials necessary for a vast expansion in electric vehicles (EVs), batteries, and renewable power production infrastructure. September 16, 2022.