Q. Which of the following is/are come/s under the category of critical minerals?
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Explanation: The shift to a clean energy system is set to drive a huge increase in the requirements for critical minerals.
- This is because an energy system powered by clean energy technologies differs profoundly from one fuelled by traditional hydrocarbon resources.
- Cobalt, copper, lithium, nickel, and rare earth elements (REEs) are critical for producing electric vehicles and batteries and harnessing solar power and wind energy.
- Solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, wind farms and electric vehicles (EVs) generally require more minerals than their fossil fuel-based counterparts.
- A typical electric car requires six times the mineral inputs of a conventional car, and an onshore wind plant requires nine times more mineral resources than a gas-fired plant.
Source: Economic Survey 2023