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BEIJING — In the name of fighting pollution, China has sent the price of compact fluorescent light bulbs soaring in the United States.
By closing or nationalizing dozens of the producers of rare earth metals — which are used in energy-efficient bulbs and many other green-energy products — China is temporarily shutting down most of the industry and crimping the global supply of the vital resources.
China produces nearly 95 percent of the world’s rare earth materials, and it is taking the steps to improve pollution controls in a notoriously toxic mining and processing industry. But
Originally posted by EnigmaAgent
So I guess those windturbine magnets and electric car batteries are going cost a whole lot more than just poluting the earth by mining and producing these rare earth minerals.
"The Diamond Creek property is not only the most undeveloped rare earth resource in North America today, it is also highly accessible for mining and is located in Idaho, which is a mining-friendly state."
Edward Cowle said: "U.S. Rare Earths is the only large rare earth venture in the United States that has accessible and mineable supplies of the strategic heavy rare earths. Our deposits could supply the current and projected demand of the United States military and civilian green industries and would eliminate the dependence the United States currently has on Chinese sources."
Is this for some sort of business or a grow house? You CUT 200 a month off your electric by changing bulbs? I get irritated when my electric bill HITS $150 or so. I use incandescent bulbs. I don't think I have nearly that many light fixtures in my house and garage together though.
Originally posted by mikellmikell
I just picked up 96 26 watt CFL's at a local store for 89$ Not even close to 15$ each. Yes I go through a lot of lights but have cut my bill by c couple of hundred a month.