As the market for low-emission solutions expands, China dominates the production of clean energy technologies and their components.
Metals are needed to build the clean energy transition's infrastructure, but how much carbon does mining and refining these metals emit?
This chart tracks the history of lithium prices, which surged 497% in 2021 to reach a record high.
Metals mostly provided positive returns in 2021, with lithium and other industrial metals leading the charge while gold and silver slumped.
With an increasing interest in electric vehicles (EVs), the battery market is now a $27 billion per year business.
This graphic illustrates the silver mining journey and explores the reasons why it is an essential metal in the green energy transformation.