Can we supply the minerals we need for the energy transition?

by Green & Gold News  |   

Humanity relies on many resources which have finite supply like oil, coal and land. The ongoing global energy transition away from fossil fuels and toward alternative energy sources have now shifted focus to a group of rare and specialized materials called "critical minerals." Will humanity have the critical mineral resources it needs to complete and sustain the transition?

To answer this question, geologists and engineers tend to focus on physical measures like mineral resources and reserves. Economists, on the other hand, emphasize market measures like prices and costs. How can these perspectives be reconciled and what role will Alaska play in the ongoing transition?

Join us for our series, Economics After Hours on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6-8 p.m., for a presentation and discussion on this topic led by Brett Watson, assistant professor of Applied and Natural Resource Economics.

Economics After Hours is held at The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe, 3956 Spenard Road in Anchorage. Enjoy light refreshments and access to a cash bar.

Creative Commons License "Can we supply the minerals we need for the energy transition?" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.