"Imported Minerals, Metals Fuel U.S. Shift To Homegrown Power"

"A U.S. clean-energy boom could force the nation to shed its addiction to foreign oil, only to develop a dependence on imported minerals and metals.

Clean-energy technologies -- solar photovoltaics, geothermal, compact fluorescent and light-emitting diode lighting, and wind turbines -- depend on globally scarce materials, some of which are produced only in unstable nations."

Katie Howell reports for Greenwire in the New York Times June 9, 2009.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009