The United States has recognized the need for a reliable supply of critical minerals to support the growth of the renewable energy sector and reduce dependence on imports. Critical minerals are essential for the production of solar panels, electric vehicles, wind turbines, and electricity networks, and include metals such as copper, cobalt, nickel, lithium, and platinum.
During a video message to the opening segment of the G20 Foreign Ministers, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need for unity of purpose and action with India’s theme of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ for its G20 Presidency. He expressed hope that the meeting would reflect the spirit of coming together to achieve common and concrete objectives.
The development of solar panels and wind turbines in the 20th century has had a significant impact on the energy sector. In the past, fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas were the primary sources of energy. However, the increasing demand for energy coupled with the rising concerns about the environmental impact of fossil fuels has led to the development of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.