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The critical case for copper

In late July, the US Department of Energy (DOE) added copper to its Critical Metals list signifying the red metal’s importance to the global energy transition.

 60% of annual copper demand is earmarked for the wiring and cabling sector. Photo: FactoryTh

60% of annual copper demand is earmarked for the wiring and cabling sector. Photo: FactoryTh

When considering the energy transition, an image of solar panels, wind turbines or nuclear reactors may come to mind. However, copper is one metal all those clean energy sources have in common. Considered...

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