Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Low Carbon Energy Technologies In Peril

New Chinese restrictions on export of rare earth metals threatens the development of low carbon energy technologies to commercial scale in the United States, according to Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, who is asking for the Obama administration to take action against the proposed 30% reduction in Chinese rare earth export limits. China is the largest supplier of the exotic metal elements used in solar cell power generation technology, as well as in computer chips for commercial and defense applications.
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