The Role of Critical Minerals in the Clean Energy Transition

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In this episode of Building the Future, Dan hosts Andrew Sady-Kennedy, a former research intern with the CSIS Americas Program. Andrew recently earned his Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where he specialized in international and global affairs. During his time at HKS, Andrew completed a Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) for his client, the Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State. This PAE addressed the topic of Ally-Shoring the Lithium Supply Chain in the Americas: A Strategic Model for U.S. Critical Mineral Policy. In this episode, Andrew shares his experience and discusses the importance of lithium and other critical minerals for the clean energy transition, and how cooperation between countries is essential for this transition.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development