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A race is on for control of vital materials that go into batteries. China is way out in front, and demand for these materials — lithium, copper, nickel, cobalt and rare earths few people can name — is going to quintuple by 2030. Is it time for democratic countries to form a western battery alliance to make sure they’re not held hostage by dictatorships as they make the energy transition?
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editor and invited experts
Former Secretary of State, Energy and Climate Change
MP for Kingswood
MP for North East Derbyshire
Editor, The Electric