US aims to end China's rare earth metals monopoly

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* China accounts for 95 pct of global rare metals output * Rare metals used in wind turbines, solar panels By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The United States wants more countries to boost production of so-called rare earth metals used in clean energy technology products to break China's monopoly on the supplies, a top Energy Department official told Congress on Thursday. Diversifying supplies of the rare metals is important to the Obama administration, because they are ...

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