The Lithium-Ion battery is central to the energy transition. However, the key components within it come with a heavy environmental toll and are captive in an opaque supply chain dominated by a handful of Chinese companies. Western OEMs are now scrambling to meet the demand for batteries while navigating these trade-offs. Governments are reacting to how the core components – Nickel, Lithium, Cobalt and Copper – are strategic resources and that Western miners alone cannot meet the demand. In this episode, Paul Chapman explores the new book, Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green, with its author Henry Sanderson – an award winning journalist and now executive editor at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.