All articles by Alfie Shaw

Alfie Shaw

Price of lithium in China falls 50%

The decrease has been caused by weaker demand for electric vehicles.

Bulgarian miners protest against plans to phase out coal

Protestors have blocked roads and highways in the Stara Zagora, Pernik and Kustendi regions of Bulgaria in response to the government’s Just Transition plans.

Kazatomprom plans uranium production increase in 2025

The decision was motivated by positive uranium market conditions.

Gold price in China reaches record highs

The price rise was driven by weak consumer sentiment and import controls.

Czech Government looks towards lithium

Following talks with miners, the prime minister has endorsed projects in Europe’s largest lithium deposit.

US proposes 50-year ban on new mining projects in New Mexico

The move is designed to protect Native American lands and will be subject to a 90-day comment period.

Rio Tinto’s iron ore mining in Guinea lacks funds from Chinese partner

The Anglo-Australian mining giant signed a partnership with Chinalco, but state funding issues are causing delays.

EU to become over-reliant on China for lithium-ion batteries by 2030, paper says

Demand for the batteries has increased along with surge in electric vehicle use.

Copper and cobalt mining is “wrecking lives” in the DRC, finds Amnesty International

Increasing global demand for the metals comes at the cost of forcible evictions and human rights abuses in the DRC.

Uranium prices hit decade high

The price rise has been caused by an increase in demand for nuclear energy worldwide.