Video: Rare Earth Elements - Keynote

  • Dec 15, 2010
    Duration: 00:39:47
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    Rare earth elements have recently become an issue in the media and on the national agenda, despite years of relative obscurity.  This group of 17 elements is critical to the production of automotive components, communications technologies, clean energy sources, weapons systems, traditional fuel refineries, and countless other technologies.  This panel is intended to address questions of key policy importance:  What do the recent market developments mean for the rare earths industry? How should the United States respond to the changing market trends? What are the implications for the cleantech manufacturing sector?

    Welcome and Introduction
    David Pumphrey, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy and National Security Program

    Keynote Presentation
    David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy