Economy & Business

"5 Years After Crisis, U.S. Remains Dependent on China's Rare Earth Elements"

"In 2010, China set in motion a wave of worry around the globe when it dramatically lowered quotas on its exports of rare earth elements, which are crucial to the making of everything from cellphones to missile systems to electric-car batteries. China held 95 percent of the world's supply."

Source: EnergyWire, 01/13/2015

Ohio Utilities Seek To Keep Reasons for Public "Bailout" Secret from Public

Three major electric utilities want the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to make ratepayers pay for aging and unprofitable coal and nuclear generation plants in that state. But the ratepayers — the utilities claim — aren't entitled to know whether they might be ripped off.

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