Deep sea mining won’t help us reach renewable energy goals

Think of all the electronic devices you own – your phone, your laptop, your television – all these devices are made out of minerals.

These minerals are things like cobalt, rare earth and lithium and due to diminishing on land supplies could soon be mined from our ocean floors.

But what damage would this cause? And how would the mining of these minerals, if at all, help us on the road to 100% renewable energy?


  • Dr Sven Teske – Research Principal from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney

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