China, the new hegemony. The war of rare metals

The energy transition is the key concept of this century. But what does moving from an energy mix based on fossil fuels to one based on renewable sources really mean? For a transition to a “renewable” planet, a specific supply is needed. Who has control over it? Currently, China is the undisputed leader in the sector, thanks to its availability of raw materials and its industrial capacity to transform them into finished products. However, Beijing depends on other countries for resources, and the competition with the West, extremely late and culpable, will see Africa as a battlefield. The war for rare metals has already begun. We talk about it with Giovanni Brussato, mining engineer and author of, author of the book published by Guerini e Associati.