29 Dec '11, 7am

Supply Risks for 16 Materials Key to Clean Energy Technologies

Supply Risks for 16 Materials Key to Clean Energy Technologies

Short-term DOE Clean Energy-Supply Risk Critical Materials Scenario (Present - 2015) The transition to an economy powered by clean, renewable energy sources is under way. Successfully building on recent success and ultimately achieving that goal critically depends on the ready availability of a range of raw materials with potential supply risks, however. In a comprehensive annual report, the Dept. of Energy (DOE) “identifies strategies of addressing these risks and provides background that may be helpful for stakeholders working in this area.”Drafted by the DOE Office of Policy and International Affairs, the “2011 Critical Materials Strategy ” report examines the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy,” raw materials critical to the manufacturing of a wide range of clean technologies, including wind turbines, electric vehicles (EVs), thin...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/29/supply-risks-for-16-m...

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