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Solar and wind electricity generation needs rare earths graphite tellurium

High priority Alaska REE, graphite projects

Wind turbines, solar panels, and the batteries that store the electricity these renewable energy sources generate are creating new demands for an array of minerals and metals, many of... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story

 
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COVID exposes chink in US metal armor

In addition to dealing a major blow to the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on a chink in the United States' economic and security armor – an overreliance on foreig... — Updated 11/12/2020 Full story

 
USGS critical mineral supply chain risk tool methodology

USGS sorts critical mineral hierarchy

When you consider the 17 rare earths and six platinum metals individually, more than 50 of the elements on the periodic table have been deemed critical to the economic wellbeing and... — Updated 10/21/2020 Full story

 

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