A long-awaited report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) on rare earth scarcity concludes that in the short term the "clean energy economy" is at risk of supply-chain disruptions. Look for rare earths to get government mandates subsidies by the end of the decade. R. Colin Johnson, Kyoto Prize Fellow @NextGenLog
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Here is what my EETimes story says about rare earths: The study recommends the development of domestic U.S. extraction, processing and manufacturing capabilities as well as cooperative efforts with Japan and Europe to mitigate scarcity worldwide. The report also promised to follow-up with a more complete U.S. rare-earth development strategy by the end of 2011...
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