Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Ernest Scheyder, Senior Correspondent, Reuters, for a book launch for the newly released title The War Below: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power Our Lives on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Golden. Free Pizza lunch will be served. Free copy of book (limited copies, first come, first served).
A new economic war for critical minerals has begun, and The War Below is an urgent dispatch from its front lines. To build electric vehicles, solar panels, cell phones, and millions of other devices means the world must dig more mines to extract lithium, copper, and other vital building blocks. But mines are deeply unpopular, even as they have a role to play in fighting climate change and powering crucial technologies. These tensions have sparked a worldwide reckoning over the sourcing of necessary materials, and no one understands the complexities of these issues better than Ernest Scheyder, whose exclusive access to sites around the globe has allowed him to gain unparalleled insights into a future without fossil fuels.
Ernest Scheyder is a senior correspondent for Reuters, covering the green energy transition and the minerals that undergird it. He previously covered the US shale oil revolution, politics, and the environment, and held roles at the Associated Press and the Bangor Daily News. A native of Maine, Scheyder is a graduate of the University of Maine and Columbia Journalism School. Visit his website at ErnestScheyder.com.
Please follow this link to purchase a copy of Ernest Scheyders new book The War Below: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power Our Lives