Rare Earth Elements and America’s Security

World Rare Earth Mining Production

Rare earths are vital to the manufacture of critical new products, especially those products required for emerging technologies and national defense.

Neodymium, for example, is used in powerful permanent magnets needed for hybrid cars and electric vehicles, as well as for wind turbines. 

Rare earths, such as europium and terbium are used in LCDs, LEDs, TV’s, CAT Scanners, and MRIs. Continue reading Rare Earth Elements and America’s Security

Fascinating Energy Efficiency Assertions

…Fascinating Energy Efficiency Assertions… (The following article was published in November 2015 and is still relevant today. It is repeated now, with updates, by an associate, while I do not have access to the Internet.) Extreme environmental organizations preach that Continue reading Fascinating Energy Efficiency Assertions

Dumping Is Bad

…Dumping Is Bad… Considerable media attention has been given to tariffs, and the dumping of steel at below cost. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published the accompanying chart showing steel production and steel imports by country. In its article, the Continue reading Dumping Is Bad

The Truth About Coal, China, and Smog

…The Truth About Coal, China, and Smog… Environmental extremists, especially those wedded to the CO2 hypothesis for global warming, have repeatedly reported on China’s smog and how coal-fired power plants were to blame. An expert on China, Xizhou Zhou, at Continue reading The Truth About Coal, China, and Smog

China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind

..China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind… China has consolidated its nuclear power industry by combining two major Chinese nuclear companies, CNEC and CNNC, into a single powerhouse. The new company will have 150,000 employees. For comparison, Google has 72,000. Continue reading China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind