Peak Metal: U.S. Preparing For The Coming Shortages In Metals And Minerals


Many if not most metals, rare earth minerals and other elements used to make everything from photovoltaic panels and cellphone displays to the permanent magnets in cutting edge new wind generators and motors will become limited in availability.  Geologists are warning of shortages and bottlenecks of some metals due to an insatiable demand for consumer products.

2010 saw China restrict the export of neodymium, which is used in wind generators and motors. The move was said

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