Solar Panel Tariffs on China Halted, Causing Astonishment

For US President Joe Biden, it’s a Hobson’s choice on Chinese solar panel imports. His new move to pause tariffs on imported Chinese-made silicone solar panels for two years has been either hailed or criticized. The announcement came in the middle of an on-going investigation by the US Commerce Department. Possible trade agreement violations are…

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For US President Joe Biden, it’s a Hobson’s choice on Chinese solar panel imports. His new move to pause tariffs on imported Chinese-made silicone solar panels for two years has been either hailed or criticized. The announcement came in the middle of an on-going investigation by the US Commerce Department. Possible trade agreement violations are...

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Lithium Prices Surge Amid a Global Rush for Supply

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions, the race is on around the world to find new sources of lithium. The prospect of running out of the rare element is a worst-case scenario for many countries. After all, it is a crucial component in the lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles. As EV…

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After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions, the race is on around the world to find new sources of lithium. The prospect of running out of the rare element is a worst-case scenario for many countries. After all, it is a crucial component in the lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles. As EV...

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Costs at the Pump Outperforming Even Elevated Crude Prices

Back in the 1970’s, Arab oil embargoes caused short-term pain for the West due to rising crude prices. However, it also spurred a drive for fuel efficiency that ultimately reduced the country’s reliance on foreign oil. At the same time, it boosted the GDP per unit of energy consumed. Will history repeat itself? There’s no…

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Back in the 1970’s, Arab oil embargoes caused short-term pain for the West due to rising crude prices. However, it also spurred a drive for fuel efficiency that ultimately reduced the country’s reliance on foreign oil. At the same time, it boosted the GDP per unit of energy consumed. Will history repeat itself? There’s no...

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Is the Battery Metals Gold Rush Really Over?

The term battery metals typically refers to lithium, nickel, and cobalt. The name stems from the fact that the three metals are frequently used in the production of all types of modern batteries. Since 2021, these metals have enjoyed a rather lengthy b…

The term battery metals typically refers to lithium, nickel, and cobalt. The name stems from the fact that the three metals are frequently used in the production of all types of modern batteries. Since 2021, these metals have enjoyed a rather lengthy bull run. This has proved profitable for investors and provided some much-needed predictability...

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Steel: To Tax or Not to (carbon) Tax

Global public opinion seems divided on whether or not to impose a “carbon tax” on the metal and mining sector. This goes double for steel. Depending on which side you’re listening to at a given moment, you’ll get very different opinions on the matter. Many economists, environmentalists, and the general public welcome the idea. The…

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Global public opinion seems divided on whether or not to impose a “carbon tax” on the metal and mining sector. This goes double for steel. Depending on which side you’re listening to at a given moment, you’ll get very different opinions on the matter. Many economists, environmentalists, and the general public welcome the idea. The...

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Rare Earths MMI: Rare Earths Prices Hold Steady Despite Amid Lower Scrap Availability

The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held flat for a .56 percent change this month. Even so, some rare earths prices have seen significant fluctuation. Praseodymium Neodymium Oxide is one such example. The allow saw a significant price increase over the past month. Check out the MetalMiner forecast track record. By correctly calling the trends MetalMiner…

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The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) held flat for a .56 percent change this month. Even so, some rare earths prices have seen significant fluctuation. Praseodymium Neodymium Oxide is one such example. The allow saw a significant price increase over the past month. Check out the MetalMiner forecast track record. By correctly calling the trends MetalMiner...

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Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) Drops with Steel Prices But GOES Rises

The Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 6.4% with notable drops in steel prices, particularly for plate. Source: MetalMiner Insights Biden’s Plan for a More Renewable US Breaking news in the US Green Energy push. The Biden Administration has released an “action plan” intended to accelerate permitting on new green projects. The goal is to loosen…

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The Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 6.4% with notable drops in steel prices, particularly for plate. Source: MetalMiner Insights Biden’s Plan for a More Renewable US Breaking news in the US Green Energy push. The Biden Administration has released an “action plan” intended to accelerate permitting on new green projects. The goal is to loosen...

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Lithium Market or Bust: The US is Staring Down a Big Opportunity

The US could enter the lithium market in a very big way. At least, that’s what some experts are claiming. The global demand for lithium is on the rise, especially in the US. This should come as no surprise, as lithium-ion batteries are essential to electric vehicles and energy storage. Still, the question remains: is…

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The US could enter the lithium market in a very big way. At least, that’s what some experts are claiming. The global demand for lithium is on the rise, especially in the US. This should come as no surprise, as lithium-ion batteries are essential to electric vehicles and energy storage. Still, the question remains: is...

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Renewables/GOES MMI: Biden uses Defense Production Act to boost domestic production of battery materials

The Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) slipped by 2.5% for this month’s reading. (Editor’s note: This report also includes the MMI for grain-oriented electrical steel, or GOES.) Keep up with MetalMiner’s latest analysis of metals markets in the MetalMiner weekly newsletter.  Biden looks to Defense Production Act to boost domestic production As we noted in…

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The Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) slipped by 2.5% for this month’s reading. (Editor’s note: This report also includes the MMI for grain-oriented electrical steel, or GOES.) Keep up with MetalMiner’s latest analysis of metals markets in the MetalMiner weekly newsletter.  Biden looks to Defense Production Act to boost domestic production As we noted in...

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Green energy boom now biting all of Europe and the USA too

In 2018, a pair of us on the MetalMiner team attended the “premier aluminum conference in Europe” — Aluminum 2018 Dusseldorf. Although Dusseldorf felt like a charming Ohio blue collar town with good beer, one of us left the event with a deep cough (obviously pre-Covid). Oddly enough, the weather alert app kept displaying daily…

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In 2018, a pair of us on the MetalMiner team attended the “premier aluminum conference in Europe” — Aluminum 2018 Dusseldorf. Although Dusseldorf felt like a charming Ohio blue collar town with good beer, one of us left the event with a deep cough (obviously pre-Covid). Oddly enough, the weather alert app kept displaying daily...

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