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Energy transition 'virtually impossible' without China: JRI

China's grip on minerals means that decarbonisation is only possible via a costly restructuring

If an immediate energy transition is the goal, the way to achieve it may be China's low-cost equipment. Photo: Robert Paternoster

If an immediate energy transition is the goal, the way to achieve it may be China's low-cost equipment. Photo: Robert Paternoster

A report by the Japan Research Institute (JRI) argues that China's dominance in the critical minerals supply chain means that decarbonisation - at least without severe economic drawbacks - is not possible...

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