Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Clean Energy Production Is Not Clean

From "Rare Earths Leave Toxic Trail to Toyota, Vestas" by Stuart Biggs on Bloomberg:
Rare earth metals are key to global efforts to switch to cleaner energy -- from batteries in hybrid cars to magnets in wind turbines. Mining and processing the metals causes environmental damage that China, the biggest producer, is no longer willing to bear.
Read the complete Bloomberg article here.

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