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Western industries are faced with a grave challenge: the
exploding demand for rare metals and elements required by cutting-edge decarbonization
and digitalization technologies could far outpace the projected growth in their
supplies. Moreover, the global market for these raw materials is dominated by a
handful of countries, and the usual conservation and substitution strategies in
the developed world will not kick in soon enough. More research and development
Dr. Frank Umbach
Argentine President Mauricio Macri must cope with an energy sector in dire straits. Policy over the past decade has been inconsistent and often counterproductive. Subsidies weigh heavily on public finances. However, reforming the hydrocarbon extraction and refining industries should prove far easier politically than solving the country’s challenges in electricity p...
Dr. Noel Maurer
Even with the collapse of energy prices, Mozambique’s economy appears poised for explosive growth thanks to discoveries of huge offshore natural gas fields. President Filipe Nyusi’s government has committed to much-needed economic and financial reforms. Yet cracks in Mozambique’s political system, especially the failure to incorporate the opposition Renamo party, c...
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Dr. Carole Nakhle