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As US Invests in Clean Energy, There’s a Big Problem: China Controls the Supply Chain

Caitlin Burke of CBN News writes on the United State’s dependence on China for clean energy supply chains.

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The C3 Take
  • As the United States looks to implement more renewables into the grid, supply chains remain a concern as China controls to majority of rare earth mineral mining and production.
  • Without a reliable rare earth supply chain, the United States faces threats to a cleaner energy future and risks our national security.
  • To establish a secure supply chain, the United States should open up trade with allies and look for ways to domestically produce rare earth minerals.

“‘You know, wind turbines and solar panels just don’t show up. They have to be created and there’s an entire supply chain and there are minerals and metals that go into that supply chain to realize these clean carbon-free forms of energy. The U.S. isn’t in control of that supply chain today, China is,’ Fannon told CBN News.”

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