"Some analysts say China mines more than 70% of the world’s rare earths and is responsible for 90% of the complex process of turning them into magnets, analysts say." Cik "tīra" patiesībā ir "zaļā enerģija"? https://t.co/CBixEu7QST 4 atbildes

Maris Noviks
(2021-12-07 00:31:31)
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"Some analysts say China mines more than 70% of the world’s rare earths and is responsible for 90% of the complex process of turning them into magnets, analysts say." Cik "tīra" patiesībā ir "zaļā enerģija"? https://t.co/CBixEu7QST
Maris Noviks
(2021-12-07 00:34:33)
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"Rare earths are a group of 17 elements valued for their magnetic and conductive properties. They are used to manufacture a range of crucial technologies such as components in electric cars, smartphone touch screens and missile-defense systems." Ķīna https://t.co/CBixEu7QST
Maris Noviks
(2021-12-07 01:12:54)
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"Magniquench was shut down in the United States, moved to China, and reopened in 2003, where it fit in well with Deng’s Super 863 Program to acquire cutting-edge technologies for military applications, including “exotic materials.”" https://t.co/4bWG7v25TN
Maris Noviks
(2021-12-07 01:16:28)
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"To add to American concerns, as more advanced weapons are developed, more REEs are needed. To cite just two examples, every F-35 fighter jet requires 920 pounds of rare earth, and each Virginia-class submarine needs ten times that amount." https://t.co/4bWG7v25TN
Maris Noviks
(2021-12-07 01:18:48)
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In other words, readying REEs for use, whether from the land or the sea, is time consuming and expensive. China controls nearly all of the world’s processing facilities, with even REEs taken from the ground in other countries being sent there for refining. https://t.co/4bWG7v25TN

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