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Best Lithium Stocks on the ASX

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Lithium prices jumped in 2021, as the electric vehicle revolution took centre stage around the world.

As a result of surging interest in battery metals, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) saw plenty of lithium companies experience increases in their share prices through the year.

Here the Investing News Network takes a look at the five top ASX-listed lithium companies by year-to-date gains. The list below was generated using TradingView’s stock screener on December 30, 2021, and includes companies that had market caps above AU$10 million at that time.

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The best ASX lithium stocks based on year-to-date gains have performed well alongside a strong 2021 for lithium.

Australia Turns Heads with Pledge for Net Zero Emissions by 2050

In a last-minute commitment after months of debate, the Australian government has promised to reach net zero emissions by 2050, expecting to meet the goal largely through technology development.

The move comes following international pressure as Australia had previously refused to join countries in pledging to meet the target ahead of the United Nations' COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

However, the plan unveiled on Tuesday (October 26), which includes a government investment of AU$20 billion, does not strengthen the target set for 2030, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying Australia is on track to beat its Paris Agreement goal, cutting emissions by 30 to 35 percent by that decade.

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Following international pressure, the Australian government has promised to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

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Australia’s Nickel Industry Ready to Feed Growing Global EV Market

Nickel prices have been trading with volatility in the past years, but the attention given to this metal key in electric vehicle batteries has been growing exponentially.

Demand from the electric vehicle segment is expected to continue to increase in coming years, although stainless steel remains the top market for nickel.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, activity in the Australian nickel industry has continued unabated over the last 18 months, Angela Durrant of Wood Mackenzie told the Investing News Network.

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Activity in the Australian nickel industry has continued unabated over the last 18 months, said Angela Durrant of Wood Mackenzie.

Beyond Mining: Building Australia’s Processing Capacity for EV Raw Materials

Electric vehicle (EV) sales and forecasts for the coming decade continue to be reviewed to the upside, leaving little room for doubt that demand for the key raw materials used in EV batteries will increase.

Announcements and commitments from governments and carmakers have led to many raising a question that has been at the center of debates in the industry for years — where will all this supply come from?

Australia is in a privileged position when it comes to resources needed for the electrification of the world, with lithium, rare earths and cobalt found in abundance in the country. But it is not just about mining the right metals, to be used in EV batteries — these materials need to be processed to the right standards.

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Read on to learn more about Australia's processing capacity for key metals such as lithium, rare earths and cobalt.

Australia’s Electric Vehicle Raw Materials Landscape

With plenty of natural resources and a key geographical location, there's little doubt Australia will play an important role in the global transition to green energy.

The country is a top producer of key raw materials needed for electrification, from lithium to rare earths.

Here the Investing News Network (INN) explores Australia's electric vehicle (EV) raw materials landscape and what could be ahead for the country in a space that keeps evolving at a rapid pace.

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INN explores Australia's electric vehicle raw materials landscape and what could be ahead for the country.

Top Battery Metals Stocks on the ASX

As demand for the lithium-ion batteries used to power electric vehicles increases, so too will the need for key battery metals such as lithium, cobalt and graphite, and up-and-comer nickel.

The green energy transition has taken over news headlines around the world, as governments and automakers look for ways to strengthen supply chains for raw materials.

For investors interested in jumping into the battery metals space, here's a list of the top battery metals stocks on the ASX by market cap. All data was obtained using TradingView's stock screener on August 24, 2021.

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Lithium, cobalt, graphite and nickel continue to attract global attention. Here's a list of the top battery metals stocks on the ASX by market cap.

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