Rare earth metals represent our newest area of focus. From cleantech to greentech, the number of these new energy technologies that rely upon rare earth metals, seems to grow longer by the day. We’ve learned over the last six months that MetalMiner readers sure seem to like to read a lot about batteries, lithium, and magnets. Our alternative energy posts, analyses of Cap and Trade legislation and product development stories generate plenty of debate, commentary and discussion too but we’ll cover that in another Best Of series.
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In the meantime, take a peak back at some of our rare earth metals coverage:
- Let’s Talk Magnets for Wind Turbines
- The New LME Cobalt Contract
- Shot Down: China Intercepts North Korea Bound Vanadium Shipment
- Toshiba Partners with Kazakhstan to Develop Rare Earths and Uranium
- Europe Gearing up Lithium Ion Battery Production
- Evidence Points to Few Supply Concerns for Lithium ” Part One
- Evidence Points to Few Supply Concerns for LithiumÃ‚Â – Part Two
- Evidence Points to Few Supply Concerns for Lithium – Part Three
- A Debate Over the Commercial Viability of Lithium Ion Batteries