EU, Policy and Regulation

EU agrees rules governing critical raw materials

Aluminium bars production
Aluminium production: the new rules include naming aluminium as a strategic raw material, which was not in the EU’s original proposal (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

The EU has a long road to travel if it is to reach the goals set down in an agreement on its Critical Raw Materials Act, given its huge reliance on China and other countries to deliver the ingredients needed to create cleaner energy technologies and reach net zero by ...

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