CDA Commends the DOE for Inclusion of Copper on the Draft Critical Materials Assessment

June 2, 2023


McLean, VAIn response to the release of the DOE’s preliminary draft report of the Critical Materials Assessment, the Copper Development Association (CDA) released the following statement from Andrew G. Kireta, Jr., president and CEO at CDA: 

“The Copper Development Association is pleased to see that for the first time a U.S. federal agency is following the lead of the EU, Canada, Japan, India, China and others by characterizing copper as critical through its inclusion on the official DOE Critical Materials List.  In particular, DOE is recommending a designation for copper of near-critical in the medium term (2025-2035).  While the DOE Critical Material list is focused only on the importance to energy technologies, we know copper is critical to overall U.S. economic and national security. CDA will therefore continue to advocate for copper’s inclusion on the official USGS Critical Minerals list, an effort that has bipartisan support in congress and from governors across the country. CDA will review the DOE proposal in detail and submit all relevant comments by the June 30 deadline.”


About CDA

Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) is a U.S.-based, not-for-profit association of the global copper industry, bringing together the North American copper and copper alloy semis fabricators and global copper mining and production industries. CDA is committed to promoting the proper use of copper materials in sustainable, efficient applications for business, industry and the home.