The clean energy transition and worldwide energy security goals are fueling a global power shift. This shift has reignited interest in nuclear power, accelerated electric vehicle (EV) adoption and spurred renewable energy deployment. In this environment, uranium, lithium, copper and other high-demand, short-supply critical minerals are vitally crucial — and potentially attractive as investment opportunities.
Whitney George, Sprott CEO: "In addition to our traditional precious metals focus, we have entered the energy transition materials space, which began with the creation of Sprott Physical Uranium Trust.... I believe Sprott is well equipped to offer energy transition investments, which will be a very important theme in the next 10 years."
Value Investor Insight interviewed Whitney George, John Ciampaglia, John Hathaway, Matthew Haynes and Per Jander on the key global macroeconomic shifts that have prompted Sprott to broaden and deepen its focus on real assets and energy transition investing. CEO Whitney George: "For the global energy transition, decarbonization initiatives will require an enormous amount of mined material. Chronic underinvestment in supply capacity and the difficulty in bringing mines to production indicate that supply is not likely to keep up with demand, putting upward pressure on prices for many energy transition materials."
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